Jumping to Aversives

Jumping to Aversives

Today I am thinking about an 11 year old kid who invented a leash to stop leash pulling.  You’ve heard the story. The system delivered electric stimulation to the dog if the dog pulled. He was nationally recognized and asked to bring his invention to a contest or...

When Choice Isn’t An Option

I talk about giving dogs choices a lot. In fact, I think offering more choice to our dogs is something often overlooked and extremely important. Choice is anxiety’s greatest enemy, and control over one’s own outcomes is a hardwired primary reinforcer. The...