No Isn’t A Behavior!
DogNostics Top Ten Concepts For Pet Owners #3 “No!” isn’t a Behavior. As we know, dogs do not speak English,...Read More
No Place For Dominance – It’s Old Hat!
Dominance! Despite the growing body of scientific research to the contrary, the “dominance” approach is one that some still...Read More
The 10 Rules to Effectively & Positively House-Training Your Dog
Depending on your dog, your family and your lifestyle, house-training a dog can be anywhere from easy, to almost impossible....Read More
Help Buddy to Walk Nicely – Twenty Tips to Help You Take the Strain Out of the Leash!
Do you have a dog that pulls you along like a steam train pulling freight? If so, walks are...Read More
Are You Prepared For a Lost Pet?
Are You Prepared for a Lost Dog? It can and does happen to responsible, caring pet owners. 4th July weekend...Read More
Help Keep Rover Safe – Foods that may be toxic for pets!
Are you confused about which foods may be harmful for dogs? Knowing what is safe and unsafe for a...Read More
Keep Fido Mentally and Physically Active – Boredom Busters, Enrichment Exercises & More!
What is Boredom? Science has only recently began to look at boredom and understand what makes people bored. A 2012...Read More
What is Non-Associative Learning? – Sensitization and Habituation
by Niki Tudge Non Associative learning is when you are not pairing a stimulus with a behavior. Non-associative learning can...Read More
You CAN’T Reinforce Fear, But You CAN Help Take It Away.
Is your dog afraid of thunder and lightning? I have heard and seen people advising pet guardians to ignore their...Read More
Help – My Puppy is a Land Shark!
Why Do Puppies Nip? Since puppies are born without hands, the only way they have to explore the world is...Read More
Dogs Must Love Water! Safety First & Then for Fun
We live on a 380-acre lake, our land goes right into the middle of it. We also have a large...Read More
Well Done Bailey – How Not to Poison Your “Come” Request!
Today I enjoyed a fun 'training' session with Bailey at the kennels where he is staying. Bailey has the habit...Read More
A Conversation with a Beagle
I have just had the pleasure of two gorgeous girls enjoying a mini DogSmith Vacation with me. The...Read More
Have Fun While You Learn a New Language – Learn To Speak Dog!
By Niki Tudge An excerpt taken Chapter One of A Kids Comprehensive Guide to Speaking Dog . This chapter...Read More
A Simple Explanation of Respondent Conditioning
As a dog training professional many of your clients will present behavioral or training challenges that are a result of...Read More
Keep your four-legged family members safe and healthy during the holiday season.
There are many new things happening around the house during the holiday season, visitors coming and going, new scents...Read More
The LAB System – A Suitable Humane Approach Without A Hierarchy for Force-Free Pet Trainers
There are several versions of the Humane Hierarchy around and available for dog trainers and behavior consultants to use and...Read More
Type – Delete – Reset. Manage your social media activity. Your friendships, business and mental health deserve it!
I spend about an hour each day, broken down into short time periods, on social Media. Most of my postings...Read More
A Dog’s Hierarchy of Rewards
In 2014, I published a blog post entitled Jambo’s Hierarchy of Rewards in which I discussed the different reinforcers I...Read More
The Downward Spiral of The Family Pet Dog
Written by Niki Tudge Copyright 2017 If putting a human, by nature a social being, in jail or solitary confinement...Read More