Willie Learns Object Names
Does your dog know the difference when you ask for a ball or a
frisbee? Watch as Willie starts to put it all together. Read more
here about how to teach your own dog!
Teaching Stay with Body Blocks & Positive Reinforcement
Having trouble teaching your dog to stay through distractions?
Watch this video for a few tips, and then check out this blog
for more information.
We love our dogs, but it’s okay to not always want to interact with
them. Here is a clip teaching you how to effectively show your dog
that “enough is enough.” For the rest of the video, look for the
Feeling Outnumbered? DVD below.
How to Apologize to a Dog–Or Can We? July 2022
What are Your Dog’s Nicknames, and Why? April 2022
Dog Bite Prevention Week (Month? Year?) April 2022
Got Dogs? (As in, More Than One?) August 2021
Things We Do To Confuse Dogs January 2021
Pets on Zoom: I say More, not Less! December 2020
Unwanted Advances–The Human Kind December 2020
I’m Little And Adorable. Don’t Make Me Bite You. September 2020
Why Aren’t Dogs Bothered More By Masks? August 2020
Nothing to Yawn About–Yawning as a Sign of Empathy February 2020
Whale Eye. Nothing to Do with Whales. December 2019
The Eyes Have It September 2019
Take a Bow for Teaching a Play Bow September 2019
Now What is He Telling Us? June 2019
What is This Dog Telling Us? June 2019
Oh Those Scary Camera Lenses October 2018
Paying Attention: City Dogs Versus Country Cousins January 2016
What Makes Your Dog Happy? December 2015
Subliminal October 2014
Three Ways to Confuse a New Dog June 2014
Applied Ethology: Translations and Mis-Translations February 2014
Kiss to Dismiss? January 2014
Why Doggie, What Beautiful Teeth You Have! December 2013
If I Only Had a Tail… December 2013
Dognition Canine Assessment Tests March 2013
How Do You Play with Your Dog? February 2013
“Guilty Dog” Viral Video April 2011
Willie’s Exercises & Honoring Your Dog April 2011
Dogs Can Sign Too August 2010
Do Dogs Recognize Our Facial Expressions August 2010
Hugging February 2010
“Listening” to Our Dogs July 2009
Visual Signals Before Acoustic? August 2008
Never Repeat a Command August 2008
Here’s the good news: It’s fun to train your dog! Here’s the bad news: You have to learn how. More good news: It’s not hard to learn. . . and this is a great place to get started.
If you’re interested in canine cognition, communication, social systems & nutrition (plus a host of other topics!), look here to start seeing your dog in an entirely new light!
Here’s help for dogs of every description, from cautious canines to feisty fidos. Click below for videos, articles, books and DVDs that will help you help your dog.
Links to other great websites & information on becoming a professional trainer or behaviorist, questions for your veterinarian, and everything in between!
"The Education of Will delves deep into the minds of people and dogs, and into the effects of trauma, showing that healing is possible. McConnell gives a voice to those who can’t speak in words and provides hope for fearful animals everywhere."
—Temple Grandin, author of Animals Make Us Human and Animals in Translation.