Pet Ownership: Right or Privilege? (part 1)

Is Dog Ownership a Right or Privilege?

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

Best Veterinarians in Miami

Best veterinarians in Miami

Best Veterinarians in Miami   What makes a veterinarian, their staff or their office great?  In visiting hundreds of veterinarians in Miami and around the country there are stark differences between not only the education of each of the veterinarians but between the staff and their office spaces as well.  Here are some questions and […]

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 […]

“Random” Canine Aggression (part 2)

(Part two of a two part series) (Dog owner and guardian are used interchangeably through this article)   In our first article about “Random” Canine Aggression, we discussed issues not only pertaining to Miami dog training, but training, behavior and dog aggression at large and how it initiates, propagates and flourishes.   Here are some changes […]

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 Force-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 […]

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 Miami area. The […]

Positive Dog Training vs. “Traditional” Dog Training: Semantics or Huge Difference? (Part 1 of 3)

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Dog Training Confusion The title is somewhat of a misnomer and could read, force-free dog training or training without pain, intimidation, bullying, and coercion vs. traditional and/or balanced dog “training.” If you are not one for suspense, there is a huge difference. It is important to help the general public understand and to define what […]

Pit Bull Fears

Irrational Pit Bull Fears There’s an ignoramus among us.  While volunteering to educate residents of Miami Dade before the recent elections to rid this county of discrimination and the killing of innocent dogs, you wouldn’t believe what the predominant response was.  It went something like this, “If we allow ‘Pit Bulls,’ all of these gang […]

How to Stop my Dog from Jumping on People

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How to Stop my Dog from Jumping on People Do you come home after being out for a while to find your dog jumping all over you?  When you have guests come over is your dog the first one to greet them at the door with a welcoming display of annoying jumps?  This is undoubtedly […]

Dog Training Certification, Certificates & Affiliations (part 3)

Dog Training Certification What does a dog training certification mean and what are the barriers to entry to become a dog trainer? Sadly, there are no barriers to entry in the field of dog behavior or training, therefore anyone can hang a sign on their door or put up a website and purport to help […]

Cesar Millan the “Dog Whisperer”

Cesar Millan dog training

The “Dog Whisperer Abuser” Cesar Millan the autodidact “Dog Whisperer Abuser” is an easy punching bag. He’s a reality television show host, stuck in the 1930’s spewing out dominant, dangerous and aversive training “advice” to viewers of the shameful National Geographic. Cesar doesn’t practice humane and more effective, positive reinforcement dog training or follow the laws […]