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March 24, 2020

The "all-positive" parenting approach is a fashionable new methodology based on empirical data that positive reinforcement works best to modify behavior. The data is correct. I encourage my clients to use a minimum 6-1 ratio of praise to discipline, the same as recomme...

July 15, 2018

Dogs, like people, think and behave in sequences as their brains process the world around them and continuously work to deduct order from chaos.

December 27, 2017

Congratulations on your new journey as a "dog parent!" Along the way you will face many challenges. One of the most common hurdles to surpass is bathroom training. 

In most cases, potty training can be very straight forward. You will need a few tools and techniques to b...

November 6, 2017

"Aaron McDonald, a Birmingham, Alabama-based canine behaviorist, says he sees a significant amount of dogs with anxiety related issues. In fact, some of the most common dog "problem" behaviors stem from anxiety, which in turn stems from insecurity."

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October 24, 2017

Dogs are most happy when they live goal-directed lives. This means they have objectives assigned to them by an Executive Decision-maker. Doing so helps to boost their sense of connectivity to the family and enhances their self-esteem. Without these properties, dogs bec...

October 3, 2017

Discipline and consequences for good and bad choice-making is critical for a dog to develop healthy social skills. It helps their ability to inhibit emotional impulses. In other words, it helps to develop self-control. Without the ability to control themselves, a dog&#...

August 28, 2017

After recent trip to Paris, France, I came back with one dramatic, overarching realization -- Americans chronically over-stimulate their dogs.

Dogs are master manipulators of human beings, and many of the manipulations they use on people are beyond our conscious awareness. This means that we are unknowingly being controlled by our dogs in various ways throughout the day. A key to a harmonious relationship is...

April 20, 2017

Today in Companion Dog Psychology, an article was released that claimed to unveil the latest in cutting-edge, modern, scientific, evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral training ever developed in the universe. The piece opens with:

"The one thing every dog owner should kn...

January 23, 2017

I have spoken with many dog-owners who believe their dog is not very intelligent. "Aaron, I don't think this dog can be trained," they say. The reasoning given for such a confession is that the dog won't follow commands and seems unable to retain information. But is th...

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