Shocking News Story. Don Sullivan Comments on Dog Attacks & Rescue Dogs.

Highland Twp. Girl, 7, in critical condition after family's 'rescue dogs' rip into her neck. https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/oakland/2017/12/01/rescue-dog-attack-highland-township-humane-society/914823001/ News story: A seven-year-old girl was fighting for her life Friday but was expected to survive after she was attacked by dogs that her family rescued from an animal shelter where they'd faced being euthanized, police said. The attack [...]

What to do When an Aggressive Dog Approaches

QUESTION: In your book, you mentioned about Judah’s confrontation with a dominant Boxer in a dog park which is just super amazing on Judah’s part, to be so well balanced. How do I teach Max to be submissive in these situations? Do I ask him to "Down, Stay” right away? Also, how do I deal [...]

How to Deal With Dogs That Have a Phobia of Loud Noises 

NOTES: For tips on how to prevent a loud noise phobia from developing, please see the following Blog post: How to Prevent Loud Noise Phobia from Developing & Early Warning Signs When Choosing a Puppy. The following training advice is relevant to all loud noise phobias such as thunderstorms, fireworks, vacuum cleaners, large crowds, etc. [...]

How to Prevent Loud Noise Phobia from Developing & Early Warning Signs When Choosing a Puppy

NOTE: The following training advice is relevant to all loud noise phobias such as thunderstorms, fireworks, vacuum cleaners, large crowds, etc.   QUESTION: I’m hoping you can help me. Being that Don is a legend and has probably worked with hundreds of dogs, I assume he has encountered a few dogs that are scared of thunderstorms. [...]

My Dog Was Attacked & Now She’s Terrified of All Other Dogs

QUESTION: Hi Don. We bought your Perfect Dog training system for our Doxie/Beagle mix, Annie, a couple of years ago when she was just a puppy. Annie walks like a dream on leash and does well off leash. I need advice, though… Last summer, we were walking outside and Annie was on leash. With no [...]

Help! I Just Rescued a Timid Dog and He’s Obsessively Clingy!

QUESTION: Hello Don. I just adopted a pet from a couple that had to make the difficult decision to let him go. I’d like to know if your Perfect Dog system would help my new boy. As of a week ago, he was terribly shy and clung to me. Now, at least, he likes my [...]