Does The Problem Really Stem From Where You Think?

Does The Problem Really Stem From Where You Think? Pamela Dennison (c) 2017 And yet again, I’m taking life’s interesting lessons and comparing them to dog training. I’m doing Physical Therapy now for my back, with a fabulous Therapist. I’ve been making some really great progress. I went in yesterday for a session because the […]

Whistle Recall For Horses!

There may be times when your horse won’t come when called (if they come when called in the first place!). Using the same methods I use for dogs, the whistle recall can make your experience much more pleasant! Wouldn’t it be great not to have to waste your time chasing your horse down from the […]

Be Still

Be Still Pamela Dennison (c) 2017 I have a weakness for the Karate Kid movies – the old ones and the new one. I was just watching the new one (the one with Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith) again last night and this line really struck me, so much so that I stopped the movie […]

Stop Changing Cues, Dammit!

Stop Changing Cues, Dammit! Pamela S. Dennison (c) 2017 Remember about 2 years ago, I learned some new technology stuff to design my own website? (Click here) And how hard it was for me to learn, but how, with some major effort, I learned it? So much so, that for the most part, I’ve been […]

Go With Your Gut

Go With Your Gut (caution: might be a trigger for some of you) Pamela Dennison (c) 2017 Instinct is a fascinating thing. It kept our ancestors safe from danger, when the environment was more primitive than it is now. Way back then, it was kill or be killed by predators that were far larger then […]

We All Know What Happens When We Assume, or Do We?

We All Know What Happens When We Assume – Or Do We? (c) 2017 Pamela Dennison We’re always told “don’t assume” and for the most part, that is excellent advice. However, I’ve come to the conclusion that when it comes to dog training, “assuming” can be our friend. I’ve had many clients come to me […]

Consider the Source

Consider the Source Pamela Dennison (c) 2016 Okay, this is a bit of a rant…sorry…In this day and age of the internet, where the speed of gleaning information is more prized than accuracy, people also want everything for free – from free training, free advice, free, free, free. We’ve all done it at times – […]

Without Naming Names; Really? You Chose That Breed Because????

Without Naming Names; Really? You Chose That Breed Because???? (c) Pamela Dennison, 2015 I’m sorry, I don’t get it. I truly don’t understand why families buy or adopt certain breeds of dogs that are clearly not right for family life. I did a google search on the most common breeds that people call me about. […]

Look Beyond the “System.”

Look Beyond the “System.” (c) Pamela Dennison December 2015 It seems that everyone, in every field of dog training, has a new “system.” For this, for that, for every minutia, of every movement and thought; you name it, there’s a “system” for it. And if it’s “new,” then everyone seems to jump on the bandwagon […]

Avoiding the “One Game Only” Dog

Avoiding the “One Game Only” Dog; Why Agility Dogs Should Learn Rally Pamela Dennison © 2015 You love agility. You eat, breath, sleep, dream and spend all of your waking moments either thinking about or doing agility. You purchase every agility book and DVD on the market and go to every seminar you can find. […]