Lansing, Michigan dog fighting survivors await their fate in court on 8/25/2017. The prosecutor has petition to euthanize the first group of these dogs. You may be asking yourself, “Why kill the victims of abuse?” Past survivors have taught us where to go from here. Are we listening? Survivor stories help us understand – read their stories and see how they have adjusted to a life of love and compassion with their adoptive families.
Life is full of choices. One of those choices is how we treat and train our canine companions. The difficulty is, with so many training techniques and methodologies, all touted to be the ‘right’ one, how does an owner choose? To further complicate the choice, there are many misconceptions about the different types of training. Trainer Susan Mitchell, explains the differences between the three main training approaches."balanced" dog training, counter-coniditioning, dog training, positive reinforcement training, Positive Training, punishment-based dog training, reward-based dog training
Is your dog barking excessively? Canadian trainer Kristi Benson discusses ways to reduce your dog’s barking using modern, humane techniques. Kristi is a dog trainer as well as mentor and coach at the prestigious Academy for Dog Trainers, founded and run by one of the world’s leading dog training professionals, Jean Donaldson. Kristi was originally trained as an archeologist and enjoys skijoring and recreational mushing with her Alaskan huskies. Kristi has also fostered, trained and placed racing sled dogs since 2007.Barking, fear barking, non-fear barking, Training