Is Two Too Many?

Is Two Too Many? Pamela Dennison © 2021 This article is mostly questions I would like you to ask yourself BEFORE adding in another dog. It may just save you some anguish, trips to the vet to sew up the loser and the angst of having to return the new dog. You already have a […]

Ten Myths of Positive Training Dispelled

Ten Myths of Positive Training Dispelled Pamela Dennison (c) 2002 (excerpt from my book “You Can Train Your Dog; Mastering the Art & Science of Modern Dog Training” Why do myths, such as the ones that follow, spring up out of nowhere? Primarily due to the general lack of understanding of how classical and operant […]

“SHUT UP!!!” And Why it Doesn’t Work, a.k.a. The Great Barking Experiment

“SHUT UP!!!” And Why it Doesn’t Work, a.k.a. The Great Barking Experiment Pamela Dennison © 2021 I have Shelties. Need I say more? Shetland Sheepdogs, in case you were ignorant of this fact, bark at the footfall of a squirrel from three days ago. My dogs were (past tense) actually pretty quiet on the whole, […]

Do Your Research, But…

Do Your Research, But… © 2019, Pamela Dennison I’ll keep this relatively short. True story…sigh… A family was looking for a trainer for their 7 month old puppy, to help fix typical nipping and jumping problem. They asked around and got a referral to a trainer, who by her website (I personally checked it out […]

Leading a Life of Quiet Desperation

Leading a Life of Quiet Desperation © 2019 Pamela S. Dennison Lately I’ve been thinking how the average pet dog lives their life. In my classes, I talk quite a bit about dog body language and how important it is that we learn it to the best of our flawed human ability. After all, we […]

Holidays and Dogs…not perfect together!

Holidays and Dogs…not perfect together! Pamela Dennison (c) 2018 The Holidays are drawing near again and during the mad rush, please don’t forget about the safety of your dogs. Crowds If you have large crowds coming to your house, keep your dog(s) safe in a separate room. Get them a nice kong stuffed with something […]

Workshops/Clinics/Seminars

August 11, 2018, CGC and AKC Trick titles event with Karen Profenna August 18, 2018, Teach the Leash (Loose leash walking) Clinic with Pam Dennison Sept. 22, 2018, Mine (aka Leave it) Oct. 5, 2018 Dogs Don’t Bite Out of Nowhere with Pam Dennison August 11, 2018, CGC and AKC Trick titles event with Karen […]

“Mine” (aka Leave it)

September 22, 2018 9 am to noon “Mine” – aka Leave it Leave it, aka Mine! This 3 hour clinic will get you on the road to getting a very reliable “mine” cue. An invaluable behavior, which can save you a great deal of heartache as well as emergency trips to the vet when your […]

Teach the Leash Clinic

Leash Solutions for owners, trainers, dog walkers and more! In one short day, your leash walking frustrations can turn into a serene walk in the park. Loose leash walking is the bane of many owner’s experiences with their dog. The same goes for professionals who work with these dogs. It’s frustrating, and even dangerous. It’s […]

Asking the Owner is Great, But How About Asking the Dog?

Asking the Owner is Great, But How About Asking the Dog? Pamela Dennison (c) 2017 Although people actually asking permission to pet your dog from a safe distance is verrry slowwwly on the rise (people are still racing up to strange dogs, still getting bit, still causing trauma to the dog, still thinking dogs are […]