How your dog wants to be walked.

How your dog wants to be walked.

Every time you walk down the street, you’ll see at least one person being dragged by their dog. When the dog pulls, they pull back, and sometimes a full-on tug-of-war happens. It’s not a fun experience for either the dog or the person.

Unpleasant walks are one of the main reasons that people get a dog trainer, and many of my clients have a problem with it when they first hire me. Most trainers will tell you that it’s a reflex for a dog to pull on the leash, but the behavior goes much deeper than an involuntary response.

 

Why I Don't Use E-Collars

Why I Don't Use E-Collars

For those who are pro-e-collar,
Here is my challenge:
Use it on your spouse.
Explain to them what you're up to,
and instead of asking them to do something, use the "tool.”
At the end of the day, ask them how "free" they felt, how much trust they had in their decisions, and what they felt during the stimulus control.

If you don't like my association and comparison between humans and dogs, it's ok.
Just a heads up that all mammals are emotionally intelligent.