Category Archives: Positive Reinforcement Dog Training

Humane Society of Boulder Valley: No-Choke Challenge

Today is one of 4 Blog the Change days, sponsored by Be the Change 4 Animals. Since we’ve already posted about the Petsmart Petition, asking them to STOP selling shock collars, we’ll share the terrific news that TODAY is also the launch of the Humane Society of Boulder Valley’s No-Choke Challenge. Continue reading

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Dogs Deserve a Pain-Free Future

October 20, 2010, we celebrate the last stretch of our Never Shock a Puppy pet blogger campaign for 2010. We’ve spent the last 8 weeks trying to raise awareness and raise money. Now is as good a time as any … Continue reading

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Is Snake Aversion Training the Exception or Not?

Teaching dogs to avoid rattlesnakes (or other hazardous wildlife, including coyotes, bears, mountain lions) is often the one scenario when some people justify using shock collars. Even people who would NEVER use one in everyday dog training sometimes say, “Yes, in this instance it’s OK.” Since my border collie, Lilly, has survived not one but TWO rattlesnake bites and narrowly avoided a third, I have something to say about this. (Keep reading. Details on this week’s GRAND prize below.) Continue reading

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Training Fearful, Reactive, Aggressive Dogs

Training (or more likely re-training) a dog who is fearful, reactive, or “aggressive” often begins when people try to fix leash walking problems or barking problems or recall problems. But, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. (Keep reading. Details on this week’s prizes below.) Continue reading

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