Christine Hibbard, CTC, CPDT-KA I chose to devote my career to working with anxious, fearful and aggressive dogs. If you read the articles I post here and in our newsletter that include Why Dogs Bite, What Is a Reactive Rover, Dogs Biting Children, well, you get the idea. I know many wonderful trainers who also… [Read More]
Keep Eye on Dog. Is One Most Important Thing I Tell You.
Greta Kaplan, CPDT-KA, CDBC In high school, I played on the varsity squash team. Squash is not widely played in the United States, so many readers won’t be familiar with it. It bears some resemblance to handball, though it is several centuries older, and the court has foul zones, so accuracy is required. Players on… [Read More]
Are Pit Bulls Inherently Dangerous?
Christine Hibbard, CTC, CPDT If you speak with any of us at Companion Animal Solutions, follow our blog or work with us, you know the answer to this question. No, we do not believe that Pit Bulls are inherently dangerous. So why am I writing about this topic again? In September, I got a phone… [Read More]
Tips for Greeting Other Dogs on Leash
Christine Hibbard, CTC, CPDT You’re out on a relaxing walk with your dog when you see another owner walking towards you with their dog. The owner says to you, “can our dogs say hello”? How do you decide whether allowing your dog to greet a strange dog on leash is a good idea? After all,… [Read More]
A Fundamental Skill: Learning To Read Your Dog
Greta Kaplan, CPDT, CDBC Some time ago, I received an email from someone who wanted to enroll her dog in my Feisty Fido class. The dog was a young adult, male gundog mix. I talked to Mrs. Owner, and determined that the dog had inflicted one significant puncture bite to another dog, so I decided… [Read More]