Posts tagged "Victoria Stilwell"

How Do Dogs Think?

How Do Dogs Think?
Q: I’ve read your column for many years, and I’m wondering if you’ve written anything else, say a book, that might help me understand how my three dogs think? If so, where can I buy it? — P.F., Winchester, KY A: For starters, you’ve given me a reason to promote my two current books, both... Read more »

Victoria Stilwell on Shock Collars

Victoria Stilwell on Shock Collars
Victoria Stilwell speaks her mind, one of the reasons why I love her. of course, you know her from “Its Me or the Dog” on Animal Planet. Stilwell offers her take on Schaumburg’s program of loaning ‘bark collars,’ to dog owners who have a dog that barks in the backyard. She calls this idea ‘the stupidest thing... Read more »

Victoria Stilwell is Positive about Positive Reinforcement

Victoria Stilwell is Positive about Positive Reinforcement
TV dog trainer Victoria Stilwell is registering an official complaint  “Dogs aren’t allowed to be dogs anymore,” she says. “It’s great they’re living in our homes, but they have less freedom.” Stilwell best known from Animal Planet’s, “It’s Me or the Dog” continues as she explains that all dogs were all bred to do something... Read more »
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Positively.com: One Stop Shop for Dog Information

Positively.com: One Stop Shop for Dog Information
The wonderful Victoria Stilwell chats about the importance of positive reinforcement when training dogs. I am very excited about Victoria’s new website – Listen HERE to hear our conversation on Steve Dale’s Pet World about her new place on the web. Her site is one-stop shopping for everything dog – not so much about products... Read more »

35 Years Ago You Wrote 'Good Dog,' I Want Your Latest Book

35 Years Ago You Wrote 'Good Dog,' I Want Your Latest Book
Q: Many years ago, I used your ebook “Good Dog! Practical Answers to Behavior Questions” to guide me. Now, 35 years later, I’m getting a new dog. Where can I find your latest book? — M.V., via cyberspace A: Actually, “Good Dog” was published only three years ago, in 2011. Either you are doing your math... Read more »

Hanging On To Vintage Notions About Dogs

Hanging On To Vintage Notions About Dogs
Q: I’m U.S. Army retired, and I admit to being old school. Sometimes the old ways are best. I know people like you are all about positive reinforcement and treating dogs as children, calling them fur kids and all that. Meanwhile, we have all these problem dogs because we don’t show them who’s boss. Who... Read more »
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Fireworks Scare Dogs: What to Do

Fireworks Scare Dogs: What to Do
Q: Sadie is terrified of fireworks. We close our windows, but that doesn’t help. Not only do we live close to our neighborhood’s fireworks display, but kids also set off their own fireworks in the days leading up to the Fourth.. How can I help my dog? P.M., Deerfield, IL. Q: Our German Shepherd looks... Read more »

Sniffing Dog Pee; Cat Heart Disease; Biting Kitty; lst Dog Book: Reader Questions Answered

Sniffing Dog Pee; Cat Heart Disease; Biting Kitty; lst Dog Book: Reader Questions Answered
Q: I must thank you for your informative radio show and your Facebook page. You mentioned once on the radio the information dogs gather from smelling pee. I’m wondering what that is! — J.N., via Cyberspace A: No one knows for sure what dogs can learn by sniffing one another’s urine because none of us... Read more »

Help Dogs Terrified on July 4; Is It Too Late?

Help Dogs Terrified on July 4; Is It Too Late?
Q: Why are pets so afraid of fireworks? A: They’re loud. Worse they’re even louder in bunches . If you are close enough, pets may smell them, and even feel their vibrations. From the pets’ perspective, no one has explained to them that they are supposed to be beautiful to watch, and that these awful blasts are associated with... Read more »
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July 4 Doesn't Encourage Patriotic Dogs

July 4 Doesn't Encourage Patriotic Dogs
Q: With Independence Day around the corner, is there anything I can do to help our dog, Betty, who gets really nervous about the firework displays held fairly close to our home? — M.M., Deerfield, IL A: Run away! Find a to a quiet cottage in the woods. if that answer isn’t practical, however, you... Read more »
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