Dog Blog Articles

Jun
08
Pain or Stress Can Be at the Root of Dog Aggression   A very common dog bite scenario is when a person needs to handle a dog that is in pain. Most people are pretty forgiving about a bite that happens this way. They find it understandable that a dog in pain might lash out if touched or... + read more
Jun
05
The Misreading of Social Cues Can Lead To Dog Aggression   People and dogs can both be guilty of misreading or being totally oblivious of each other’s social cues. Sometimes this is just a simple lack of clear communication but, in other cases, this can lead to an aggressive... + read more
May
31
“Tails From The Field” is a series of true stories from Chad Culp’s experience in the field of professional dog training. Some details, such as names and breeds, may have been changed for privacy protection. -------------------------------------------------------- They... + read more
May
23
Tails From The Field” is a series of true stories from Chad Culp’s experience in the field of professional dog training. Some details, such as names and breeds, may have been changed for privacy protection. -------------------------------------------------------- Bobo, a small... + read more
May
22
Tails From The Field” is a series of true stories from Chad Culp’s experience in the field of professional dog training. Some details, such as names and breeds, may have been changed for privacy protection. -------------------------------------------------------- I had seen this... + read more
May
18
Dominance…    That one little word is all it takes to send some dog trainers right over the edge. It has become such a “bad word” in some circles that trainers often feel the need to refer to it as “The D Word”. I have even heard professional dog... + read more
May
06
Obnoxious Active Submission Is Connected To Dog Aggression   Submission is said to come in two basic forms, active and passive. Passive submission is much calmer and tends to keep dogs out of trouble. It’s kind of a roll over and play dead or “please rub my belly”... + read more
May
01
Frustration and Agitation     Aggression is often created, or intensified, due to some form of frustration or agitation. This could be a momentary agitation or a build up of long term frustration over time. Regardless, it’s important to understand that aggressive... + read more
Apr
25
Fear (Anxiety, Insecurity, Uncertainty, Panic)   Fear is an underlying factor in a lot of aggression cases. It is so common, in fact, that many trainers go so far as to say that all aggression is based in fear. I personally think it’s a stretch of the truth to say all but I totally... + read more
Apr
22
Using “timeouts” as a form of punishment for unwanted behavior has become popular in many dog training circles, particularly with “Positive” dog trainers, because they believe it's gentle or non-aversive. Whether a timeout is “aversive” or not is questionable... + read more

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