Matters of Consent

If I told you there’s a very important concept that you may not have been taught about, one that is essential to both your dog’s care and your own personal wellbeing,  and actually the wellbeing of everyone around you, would you hear me out? I hope so. Here it goes. The concept is consent. Defined … More Matters of Consent

Sport Dogs and The Humane Hierarchy

  The Humane Hierarchy is a ranking of the innate intrusiveness of behavior intervention. If you’ve not heard of it before I recommend reading Dr. Susan Friedman‘s paper on it here. Simply stated, when addressing a behavior of concern we should follow these steps: First address any of what Friedman calls “distant” antecedents that might be at … More Sport Dogs and The Humane Hierarchy