Wow! It's been 14 years since I started this website. I have retired from dog training, but not from dogs. I don't keep up with the newest and brightest ideas on canine behavior like I used to, but I'll always have one foot in the door. I am impressed with the new generation of trainers and behavior specialists. They are using the most current information and techniques to further the dog/human relationship.
I hope these pages continue to be useful to those of you who have chosen to share your life with dogs.
This site is devoted to human/dog relationships. These pages contain my thoughts on training and behavior and the methods and techniques I have used to treat dog behavior problems.
My hope is that you'll read what's here and be inspired to get a professional evaluation or enroll in group class - even if you don't need to address a behavior problem. Group or private training should be a ton of fun for you and your dog, no matter the reason for enrolling. If training class is not an enjoyable bonding experience for you or your dog, ask for a refund and find a new trainer.
The first step is always a visit to your veterinarian. Behavior issues can be symptoms of health issues, so please take Fido for a check-up before beginning any type of behavior modification program.
I do not include information on topics such as house training and basic obedience (sit, stay, down, etc.) because there are already a multitude of excellent sites on the Internet that cover these topics.