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Spay Or Neuter: Playing The Odds For The Health Of Your Dog

Spay Or Neuter: Playing The Odds For The Health Of Your Dog
For too long, many in our society have made a black-or-white case for spay or neuter. They argue that every dog needs this procedure done. I wrote an article some time ago about spay or neuter. I titled it (provocatively) against spay or neuter, but the truth of the matter is, everyone’s situation is going... Read more »

Staying Young At Heart: Get A Dog

I know the key to staying young at heart. Get a dog. Having and caring for a dog requires a person of any age to get up and get out. You cannot simply sit down in front of the TV and tune out of life when there is a furry personality waiting for your companionship... Read more »

Shock Collar For Your Dog: Training The Recall

Today, here, now, in this Shock Collar For Your Dog series, we will look at an example of how to train a behavior with the shock collar. There has been a lot of preliminary information to get to this point. If you have not digested the prerequisites, I strongly encourage you to do so before... Read more »

Dog Aggression: One Suggestion That Works

Dog aggression is a problem that many people struggle with. It is a complex problem and can take many forms. Some dogs are aggressive towards people, other dogs, or cats. Some of the motivations behind the dog aggression include fear, sex and resource guarding. In short, it is a very complex problem and there are... Read more »

Everyone Gets A Gun: At Least One Good Idea

A new video, titled Everyone Gets A Gun, was recently posted by NRA commentator Billy Johnson. In this video, he discusses a thought experiment where gun ownership and gun possession become a mandatory thing. Social media is all a twitter (pun intended), with people lining up on both sides of the notion. One idea that... Read more »

Observations On Dogs By A Six Year Old

When you have a medium sized energetic dog who you walk frequently, you become a bit of a celebrity in your neighborhood. Especially amongst the 5-10 year old demographic. My wife and I had this conversation with a (and I am guessing here) 6 year old boy.  Witness some of this boy’s observations on dogs.... Read more »

Shock Collar For Your Dog: 6 Training Rules Of Thumb

In the last shock collar article, I mentioned finding a good level at which to stimulate the dog. I called it the operational level. If you have not done that, go back and read about it before you start trying to train your dog. In fact, all of these articles build on each other, so... Read more »

Gun Violence Problem: How Dog Trainers Can Solve The Issue

What if we treated the problem of gun violence in the U.S. with the same tools that dog trainers use to shape and modify behavior? If ever there was a behavior that needs shaping and modifying, it would be gun violence. Dog trainers are in the business of shaping and modifying behavior. We take dogs... Read more »

Shock Collar For Your Dog: Finding The Right Level

A modern shock collar often has stimulation levels that range from “not noticeable” to “able to light Wichita”. How do you know what level to use on the dog? Good question. I am here to help. Here is the high level summary of finding a good level Put the shock collar on yourself Have the... Read more »

Washington Illinois: A Day Cleaning Up Seven Months Later

Washington Illinois: A Day Cleaning Up Seven Months Later
I spent the day cleaning up a small portion of  Washington Illinois. Let me refresh your memory. On 17 November of 2013, a tornado touched down and swept a significant portion of this town away. Houses were destroyed. People died. What is natural, though, is to have these disasters fade from our memory.  How often... Read more »