Sports For Dogs or People

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Ethics of Dog Sports Is that an oxymoron? Who regulates dog sports ethics? Dog sports, breeding, conformation, agility, obedience competition, working dogs…etc., are all so common that many don’t even blink an eye when they are mentioned. But who is looking out for a dogs’ rights and welfare? The well-off percentage of the population often […]

Why Dogs Bark – Dog Training Los Angeles

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Dog Training Nonsense Promoted by Ignorant Media In a recent article about how to stop my dog from barking and why dogs bark was written by Stanley Coren of Psychology Today, the author gives some pretty awful, antiquated dog training advice. The article covered a great topic that many people face, yet failed to deliver […]

The Iditarod Dog Sled Race Kills Dogs In the Name of Tradition

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The Iditarod Dog Sled Race Kills Dogs In the Name of Tradition As an author,  Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) and Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT), I feel compelled to respond to a recent article about Dorada, an Alaskan Husky who recently dropped dead because of the Iditarod dog sled race. Author Mark Derr of Psychology Today […]

Pet Ownership: Right or Privilege?

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Dog “Ownership” A Basic Human Right Or Privilege? (Updated 2020) I was speaking with a Los Angeles dog training friend of mine and we got to talking about traditional and balanced dog “trainers” with regards to corrections (typically used as a euphemism for leash popping, force, and punishment-based dog training) in the plethora of dog […]

Dog Joy or Dog Pain: Miami Dog Training

Dog Joy or Dog Pain: Los Angeles Dog Training I appreciate science and facts because even the most pugnacious, intransigent, ignoramus will be hard-pressed to argue. If the data changes, so do scientists. Many pet parents may not realize this, but they have the power to choose a relationship with their dog built on fear, […]

Humane Society of Greater Miami Ignorance

Why does the Humane Society of Greater Miami support Cesar Milan outdated, “traditional and/or balanced”, force-based, dominance theory and punitive style dog trainers? Are they ignorant or do they just not care about the welfare of animals? UPDATE: Not only is it immoral to subject companion animals to abuse, but it is now illegal to […]

“Random” Canine Aggression

What is dog aggression? Is there such a thing as “random” canine aggression?  In the dog training world, “good” advice gets passed around like a bottle of whiskey in a homeless shelter.  To the untrained eye, it may appear that canine aggression may be random but I can assure you from a certified professional dog […]

Positive Dog Training vs. “Traditional” Dog Training: Semantics or Huge Difference? (part 3 of 3)

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Positive Reinforcement Dog Training or Just Marketing Hype? Are dog trainers really fear-free Positive reinforcement-based or just marketing hype? It is very trendy now for dog trainers to say that they are “positive reinforcement dog trainers” as they pop your dog’s leash, suggest you eat before your dog, sleep in a higher more comfortable position than […]

Positive Dog Training vs. “Traditional” Dog Training: Semantics or Huge Difference? (Part 2 of 3)

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Facts About Dog Training Methods There is so much confusion amongst the general public about which dog training methods to use because of idiotic reality shows and hypothetical constructs and myths that float around the internet. Ironically this confusion has not been cleared up by the humane societies and veterinarians in the Los Angeles area. […]

Breed Specific Legislation / Breed Discriminatory Legislation & The Killing Of Innocent Dogs

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Breed Discrimination and Breed Specific Legislation Flaws “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Mahatma Gandhi It’s unfortunate when a society or community loses its way and starts to blame a breed for the problems humans created. This is all too common and […]