Posts filed under: Education and Advocacy

Believe it or not, I do have a sense of humor about dogs. And I do find lots of things about dogs to be funny. One of the things I don’t find funny is the disconnect many people seem to...
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Chances are pretty good that if you are reading this, you are familiar with the organization Pinups for Pitbulls. What you might not be familiar with is the breadth and depth of their work and dedication to our beloved dogs....
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I had been thinking of writing a post along these lines on what *was* my personal blog for a while, but my personal blog disappeared. I can buy the domain name back for the bargain price of $1795, but I...
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A recent post from The Unexpected Pit Bull on their Facebook page about a dog named Brodie made me so happy, I literally jumped for joy. Here was someone who had taken the time to get to know her dog...
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If you’ve read the previous 3 pieces in this series and/or follow our Facebook page, you know that we have a strong bias towards reward-based training. As with any bias that a person holds, we believe ours to be the...
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by Kelly Cottrell *This is a repost of an article originally written for StubbyDog in August, 2013.* Ever heard that a penny dropped from the Empire State Building will kill someone if it lands on his or her head? Or that Albert...
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In Part One of this series we looked at dog trainers and in Part Two, took a look at behaviorists. In Part Three, we’ll try to help you sort through all the noise and know what to be on the...
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I used to spend a good amount of time debating method choices in dog training on social media. I was very impassioned. I viewed punitive collars and training techniques as abusive and unethical. And I never missed an opportunity to...
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In Part 1 of this series of posts, we looked at dog trainers, credentials and certifications. In this part, we are going to explore the term behaviorist, what it means, who can actually call themselves a behaviorist (anyone, unfortunately) and...
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Dog Training is an unregulated profession. Think about that statement for a minute and what it could possibly mean for you as a consumer and dog owner. To help, here’s the definition of “regulate”, as per Merriam- Webster: to set...
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