Why Do Dog Trainers Hate Retractable Leashes?

Retractable leashes are very popular with the general public, but most dog trainers hate them and don’t allow them in classes. Why? Read on: Injuries: Cuts, rope burns, and scary amputations. Imagine what would happen if your finger got caught up in the cord as your...

Using The Time-out in Dog Training

What is a time-out? A technique used to teach a dog to stop doing something we don’t like, just like you would do with a child. The idea of the time-out, in essence, is the removal of fun. We do this by removing the dog from the situation or by restricting his access...