Will Your Perfect Dog Training System Cause My Hunting Dogs to Lose Their Prey Drive?

QUESTION: I have hunting dogs and I'm wondering if your Nature-Based Discipline, Praise & Play Method style of training will make my dogs want to stay with me all of the time and not go hunting. I don't want them to lose their prey drive.   ANSWER: Briefly, the answer is no, your hunting dogs [...]

Transitioning From Non-Distracting to Distracting Environments

QUESTION: I love your DVD's! We have a new puppy (17-week-old terrier mix) that is responding very well. I have a question: Should I try to teach new commands in non-distracting environments and then gradually work them into distracting areas once he's doing well in calmer areas? He's great with me, but he really seems [...]