An Unconfident Leader Can Create a Problem Dog

Many dog owners have no idea how their weak leadership and uncertainty is impacting on their dog. Lack of confidence can negatively affect a dog's behavior in many different ways. On the one hand, if a dog is born with a dominant personality, that dog can be easily motivated to exercise his dominance if he's [...]

Can More Dominant Breeds Be Trained to Be Off-Leash Trustworthy?

In response to the following quote that was posted on one of my social media pages, someone asked the following question. You can read my reply below. Quote: "I yearn to see the day when off-leash training is an everyday reality among dog owners." - Don Sullivan, “The DogFather”   QUESTION: Even for breeds that [...]

Any Extra Advice for Bringing My New Baby Home Around My Dogs?

QUESTION: Do you have any extra pointers or advice for bringing a new baby home? I’m expecting my first, due in August. My dogs have done well with your training, although my lab mix has growled at my 8-month-old nephew before when he was crawling on him - to which my dog was properly corrected. [...]