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Skills for Every Day

The Training Relationship: Engagement

Editor’s note: In her new bestselling book Awesome Obedience: A Positive Training Plan for Compet

How to Put an End to Counter-Surfing

Many dog owners complain that their dogs steal food from kitchen counters or even the dinner table. A new term was even coined to describe this behavior: counter-surfing. If you're tired of losing your dinner to a sneaky pooch every time you turn your back, here's what you can do about it.

Reducing Leash Reactivity: The Engage-Disengage Game

Sound familiar? The 4 Fs of fear

What to Do When Your Dog Loses His Cue: Training Outdoors with Distractions

Please come

 “He only does what I ask when he wants to. It’s really hit or miss.”

Kindness First

In the signature line of my email, I include the following quote by Frederick W. Faber:

"Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal, eloquence, or learning."

The mid-nineteenth century theologian was, no doubt, referring to religious conversion, but I have found the quote inspiring in all aspects of my life, especially when teaching people about dogs and clicker training.