Teaching a Beginning “Heel”
Watch and listen as Trisha works with a young Border Collie on her
“heeling.” Trisha uses a “marker word” to mark the exact behavior
she is looking for, then follows with a treat.
Teaching a Beginning “Stay”
Watch this video and learn to teach your puppy how to stay!
Adopting Littermates… Don’t September 2014
Three Ways to Confuse a New Dog June 2014
Introducing a New Dog: Maggie and Willie as a Case Study April 2014
Puppies of the Corn? August 2011
Expectations: Adults vs. Puppies April 2011
No Training Until 7-8 Months? January 2011
The Puppy Chronicles – Puppy Tests Revisited May 2010
Final Exams – Puppy Style May 2010
The Right Dog January 2010
Housetraining Dogs April 2009
Once in a Lifetime: Why all our dogs can’t be above average
Early Education: All puppy classes are not created equal
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.