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. […]

I’m From Missouri

I’m From Missouri Pamela Dennison (c) 2015 I’m (euphemistically) from Missouri. For those that don’t know, Missouri is “The Show Me” state. From the state’s website: The phrase is used to describe the character of Missourians – not gullible – conservative and unwilling to believe without adequate evidence. I rarely believe and implement at first […]

Arousal. Good, Bad or ?

Arousal. Good, Bad or ? Pamela Dennison (c) September 2015 I’ve been talking about arousal for years. There is “good” arousal and “bad” arousal. However, they’re not different coins – they’re really just opposite sides of the same one. There are times in everyone’s life that “bad” arousal takes hold and manifests itself into an […]

Reader Beware – PLEASE!

Reader Beware, PLEASE! Pamela Dennison (c) August 2015 I received a call the other day about an 11 week old puppy that was seriously biting and drawing blood on everyone in the family, including the 1 year old baby. So, inside I’m cringing, not quite sure what I was going to hear next. My mind […]

I Feel Like a Dog

I Feel Like a Dog Pamela S. Dennison (c) 2015 As some of you may know, 2015 has been the year of learning complicated technology – me, who hates technology. I’ve been getting pretty good at filming and editing of videos and learned through the fantastic and ever patient Tammy Coron (www.tammycoron.com) to design and […]

Let Pro-activity Rule the Day!

Let Pro-activity Rule the Day Pam Dennison © June 2015 In my last blog post, I gave you permission to be an advocate and protect your dog. While you may like that in “theory,” you may not know what you are allowed to do in “reality.” As you may know, I work with a great […]