When Emily first ran Jade in my agility class I watched with growing concern as a massively powerful intact male golden retriever proceeded to express his frustration and high arousal in the only ways he knew how; by biting and body-slamming his handler. I had invited her to join my handling classes because I provide … More Student Spotlight: Emily and Jade
A lot of people in dog agility claim to love their dogs more than they love the game. They say they’d love their dog minus the titles, awards, and finals runs. I believe most of them when they say this, but they’re lucky this conviction may never be tested in the way it is … More Student Spotlight: Heidi and Prime
Cooperative veterinary care and husbandry has long been a part of the keeping of exotic animals. But if we can train a hyena to stand for a blood draw, or a giraffe to allow application of fly spray, why aren’t we teaching our dogs (arguably, our most trainable companions) similar skills? Ironically, I believe the … More Dog hates the vet?
We moved! For the last 10 years of my life I have served the state of Colorado as a dog trainer and a behavior consultant. I loved every second, and had a wonderful clientele. Now I am in Seattle, and am very excited about growing my business here. I offer both online and in-person services. … More The Cognitive Canine is now serving Seattle, WA