SELECTING TRAINING EQUIPMENT -
on selecting equipment, how to determine how it will affect your dog & you as a
PROBLEMS WITH HEAD HALTERS - A look at some of
the problems with using the increasingly popular head halters.
TRAINING WITH THE PRONG COLLAR A clear eyed look at this
controversial training equipment
OF HOSTAGES &
RELATIONSHIPS Do you need to
isolate a dog or limit playtime with other dogs or people?
TAKES A PACK TO RAISE A PUPPY -
Understanding what a puppy expects and needs from his family.
RELIABIITY & THE
RETRIEVE: Justifying the Ear Pinch?
A realistic look at the justifications used by proponents of the force
WHY NOT TAKE CANDY FROM
A BABY? (If he lets you!) Examines manipulation as part of social life, and the dog's need for
clear boundaries & leadership.
ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT Useful,
hands-off tips for putting your dog's grouchy attitude on a new track without using having
to use force.
REWARDS, LURES & BRIBES What is the difference between a reward, a lure and a bribe? Explanations &
SCENT GAMES - Educating Your
Easy exercises & games to teach any dog scent discrimination as a fun
& enjoyable game using his natural talents.
10 TIPS FOR PROBLEM BEHAVIOR - 10 basic rules that will help you teach your dog
more desirable behavior.
A SEMINAR WITH SUZANNE
From a two-part series "Can Training be Holistic?" by Laura Wallingford,
this is the experience of Wolf Clan editors at a Suzanne Clothier seminar.
FOR VIGOR - Thoughts on observing puppies
during the crucial first days, and what should be considered when selecting
WOULD RAIN FROM THE SKY: Deepening Our Relationships With Dogs by Suzanne
Clothier (Warner Books, 2002)
HE JUST WANTS TO SAY
"HI!" Aggression or appropriate
response to rudeness? Far too many dogs suffer because handlers &
trainers don't know the difference between the two.
BASICS A simple guide to regaining your dog's respect in
pleasant, non-confrontational ways.
RELATIONSHIP BASED APPROACH TO TRAINING Key points of keeping the
relationship central to all you do with your dog.
HARD TO TRAIN? A look at "difficult-to-train" breeds and the
reality of what shapes these canine minds.
THE FINE ART OF OBSERVATION The importance of observing what your dog can tell you about himself,
and how you can use that information to make humane training decisions.
DANCES WITH DOGS - The dance of a willing partnership between handler and dog
is a joy.
EGGS & HAM & DOG TRAINING? - Taking a tip from
Dr. Seuss is a fun & easy way to liven up your training.
THE MASTERS: Learning About Punishment from Dogs Themselves
Considers the lopsided "positive reinforcement only" approach to training.
AGGRESSION: A Case History
with Harry T
A look at a troubled relationship and the problems for both dog & handler
revolving around on-lead aggression. Harry T's unusual perspective on this common problem
may surprise you!
HANDLING ON-LEAD AGGRESSION
A common behavior problems, on-lead aggression involves the handler &
unintentional training. Here's how to resolve the problem without using aggression of your
GUIDELINES FOR TEACHING SELF
CONTROL - Teaching your dog self control as
the foundation for all other learning.
OPTIMAL JUMP HEIGHT FOR
This originally appeared as a response to a question from a member of the
IN YOUR BACKYARD - Exercise has benefits for dogs
too! Some simple ideas for keeping your couch potato in reasonable
FLUFFY CAN'T GO HUP
- Part I in a series on the important skill of jumping.
This article deals with the basics of jumping problems.
CAN or CAN'T? - Part II in a
series on jumping. This article deals with physical limitations &
how they affect jumping.
I THINK I CAN! - Part
III in a series on jumping. This article deals with mental
& emotional aspects & how they affect jumping.
RIGHT JUMPING - Part IV in a series on jumping. This article
deals with the importance of the conditions under which the dog will be
asked to jump.
BASICS - A brief look at the causes of aggression, and
how to begin sorting out what's what.
SOME REASONS FOR
AGGRESSION Understanding why a dog might feel the need to act
aggressively, and recognizing the early signs in the dog's body language.
HOW MUCH DOES YOUR DOG'S
Physical struggles aren't the point in relationship based training.