David

David is an active dog trainer and competitor in numerous dog sports. In 2015, he represented USA at the World Championships for Mondioring. He also actively competes in trials and competitions all around the country, and has won several awards.

Puppy Training Basics

Puppy Training Basics: Handling Fear Imprint Periods

As a part of puppy training, it is important to recognize and understand your pet’s fear imprint periods, sometimes called fear stages or simply fear periods. Although these phases are a normal part of your pet’s development, fear imprint stages must be handled with care. Otherwise, he may develop patterns of behavior that are challenging …

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Pet Training Tips: Use Rewards for Positive Reinforcement

Pet training strategies – more specifically, dog training strategies – have changed over the past few years, in response to a more comprehensive understanding of canine psychology and behavior. Gone are the days when effective dog trainers forced an animal’s compliance using heavy-handed tactics or dominance-based approaches. Today we know that the successful basis for …

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