An Ethical Approach To Dog Training Ethically, I am not allowed to make guarantees on training results. What clients want me to help change is behavior, and that is one thing that can’t be guaranteed. Animal behavior is never fixed or static. It changes depending on the environment, circumstances. That would be an improbable promise, … Continue reading Unethical Guarantees
More Truth About Shock (E) Collar Risks Personal clients experiences with Shock (e-) Collar training: I can attest to this. Big mistake I made with my female. I will never use a shock collar again! My female did not become aggressive toward people but has anxiety and insecurities After using the collar. I almost had … Continue reading Shock Collar Risks- Client Cases
Beware of Trainers Using E-Collars Being in an age of advanced scientific knowledge, we have decades of research on multiple species, regarding the use of aversive techniques. A nice name, such as E-Collar, doesn’t make the shock collar any less aversive. The primary reason these collars work is thru the use of pain. It’s not … Continue reading Beware of Trainers Using E-Collars
I have a wonderful new client named Ranger. His parents got him as a young puppy and had set out to do the training to help him become a balanced and well behaved dog. They started out with training with someone who uses the traditional, old out dated methods. It did help them gain some … Continue reading It’s All About Enriching The Connection
At Now And Zen Dog Training we believe a successful training plan factors in your dog’s unique characteristics. Wether they are a rescue, or a pure bred, every dog is a unique individual. Doing an in-home assessment of them and then adding in your own unique needs, abilities, and lifestyle, makes training simpler and more … Continue reading Your Dog Is Unique
We are all about the use of relationship enrichment, force free, training methods. Use of them helps create a stronger bond, and better behaviors, for dogs and their owners. Ulitizing our dogs ability to work with us, in ways that work for us, makes training much less labor intensive and more successful. Contact us … Continue reading Force Free Training Is Amazing!
There is a lot of misinformation out in the dog world regarding the term dominance and alpha. The true meaning of dominance is a description of status within a stable canine social hierarchy. A dominant canid controls priority access to a range of resources including food, choice sleeping spaces and breed rights. (Barbara Handelman, Canine … Continue reading Benevolent Leadership