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Common Signs of Separation Anxiety in Dogs
Bob Ryder, CSAT, PMCT-4, CPDT-KA What is it like to live with a dog who has separation anxiety? You come home from work to discover
Why Don’t We Come to Your Home for SA Training?
Bob Ryder, CSAT, PMCT-4, CPDT-KA Working as a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT) has taught me a lot about the condition. It has also helped
Separation Anxiety – Would a Second Dog Help?
Bob Ryder, CSAT, PMCT-4, CPDT-KA Your dog has separation anxiety. Maybe you adopted a brand new puppy full of energy and innocence from a breeder.
Separation Anxiety – It Takes Some Doing
Bob Ryder, CSAT, PMCT-4, CPDT-KA Living with dogs I can’t imagine life without a dog (or maybe I just don’t want to). My wife Susan
Separation Anxiety – Can Dogs Tell Time?
A client recently asked how it’s possible for dogs to have such problems being alone given that they can’t tell time. Her perception
High Maintenance, and Highly Rewarding
It’s music to my ears when clients tell me, “It’s really we humans who need the training.” Of course we do train dogs for the
Take the Slow Train
For whatever reason, issues for which people ask my help seem to come in clusters. Sometimes I’ll have a handful of dogs struggling with OCD issues
Thou Shalt Not Punish
I recently made the following observation during a consultation with a new client. “The less you punish your dog, the less you’ll need to punish
Clicker Expo 2018
This installment comes to you from St. Louis. I’m at the front end of “Clicker Expo,” a 3 day conference for dog trainers and others
Pardon the Interruption
There’s a tool in the kit of most force-free trainers that deserves more attention than it gets. In terms of training, I’m talking about interruption.
Positive Begets Positive
The term “positive training” has a couple meanings, and it’s worth understanding the nuances. Most people understand it first in the sense that “positive” suggests “desirable,”
Can I Change My Dog’s Name?
Recently on WGLT’s “Animal House,” Laura Kennedy and I talked about naming pets. One of the things we discussed is a question I am often
Why is my dog barking?
Bob was on “Animal House” on WGLT with Laura Kennedy today – if you missed hearing it live, you can listen via the link below.
Less No, More Yes
We all get frustrated when our dog does something she isn’t supposed to do – like chasing the cat, raiding the trash, or jumping up
It’s ALL Tricks To Your Dog
Bob was recently on WGLT with Laura Kennedy on “Animal House” to talk about the best way to train your dog to do fun tricks and
Winter Exercise Tips
It’s Cold – Keep Moving! As I mention often to my clients, one of my favorite training proverbs says, “A tired dog is a well
Dominant – NOT!
“He thinks he’s alpha.” “We have to establish the dog’s rank in our family.” Let me persuade you what scientists have known for a while
Building Better Behavior
Here are two keys for helping your best friend be a well-behaved member of the family – management and exercise. Management – One of the most important behavior strategies
Want to have a better-trained best friend? Want to have more fun with your dog? (Duh!) Here’s a big step in the right direction –
Life with dogs is an adventure – that we share our lives so successfully with another species is amazing. Like any relationship, friendship with a
Pretend You Don’t Have a Dog
I work with a lot dogs that have aggression problems. The most common cause of aggression is fear, and one common cause of fear is
Bob was on WGLT last month with Laura Kennedy to talk about multi-pet households. Click here to hear their interview.
Today on the beach, Bob and Daisy made some new friends. Tonya and her crew were doing a peace project for their Montessori School –
Bob recently talked with Laura Kennedy on WGLT’s “Animal House” segment about good dog manners. You can listen to the interview below.