Q: During the holidays last year, we had a young relative visit our home who was terrified of our dog, who is a little excitable but very good natured. I couldn't seem to convince the child—or his parents—that there was nothing to be afraid of. What can we do for such encounters in the upcoming holiday season?
Ask the Expert: Q&A
Child Guests Scared of DogsBy Karen Pryor on 01/01/2005
Overcoming Fear of the ClickerBy Karen Pryor on 11/01/2004
Q: I've successfully clicker trained my dogs in the past, but I now have a retriever who's scared of the clicker. The sound bothered him at first, and now he won't respond to anything I've tried—he heads for the hills as soon as I take the clicker out. What can I do?
Preventing Jumping on StrangersBy Karen Pryor on 07/01/2004
Q: Can you give me some pointers for using clicker training to stop my dog from jumping on visitors? I have gotten her to stop jumping on family and frequent visitors, but new people are at her mercy.
Introducing Dogs to a New BabyBy Aidan Bindoff on 02/01/2008
Q: How should I introduce my two dogs to our new baby?
Playing Tug Games by Your RulesBy Aidan Bindoff on 08/01/2007
Q: My puppy bites at my loose trouser leg and shakes it. I tried growling and shaking my leg, which made it worse, so I tried ignoring it, but that hasn't worked either. What can I do?