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Can dogs recover from separation anxiety? YES!
Bob Ryder, CSAT, PMCT-4, CPDT-KA People frequently ask me if a dog can recover from separation anxiety. They understandably want to know if success is
Would Getting a Second Dog Help with Separation Anxiety?
Bob Ryder, CSAT, PMCT-4, CPDT-KA Your dog has separation anxiety. Maybe you brought home a brand new puppy full of energy and innocence from a
Separation Anxiety Training – Realistic Expectations
Bob Ryder, CSAT, PMCT-4, CPDT-KA Separation anxiety is a deeply ingrained fear-based behavior disorder. Helping a dog recover from it requires commitment and patience. This
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
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?
A few years ago on WGLT Laura Kennedy and I talked about naming pets. One of the things we discussed is a question I am
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.
Bob recently talked with Laura Kennedy on WGLT Radio’s “Animal House” segment about good dog manners. The podcast of the interview is below. Next, you
Cats and Dogs
Bob was on WGLT with Laura Kennedy last week, talking about dogs and cats living together in peace and harmony. You can listen to their
Bob was with Laura Kennedy again last week on WGLT talking about the origin of dogs. You can listen here:
How Dogs Learn
Bob will be on WGLT later this week with Laura Kennedy for another segment on “Animal House.” This time he’ll be talking about “How Dogs
Bob talks about aggression on WGLT
Bob was on WGLT with Laura Kennedy this morning talking about aggression during the “Animal House” segment of their “Sound Ideas” program. You can listen