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The Head Halter- Torture & Pain and This Nonsense explained.

February 10, 2015Category : Articles

I can’t even begin to tell you how much I hate head halters. It boggles my mind that so many trainers call prong collars cruel, and have clients strap these devices on their dogs—and then call it positive training. I’m talking, of course about Gentle Leaders and Haltis. There are a couple of design differences…

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Spaying and neutering: Is what we’re told wrong?

February 5, 2015Category : Articles

I used to spay and neuter all my dogs. But as I got into some of the European dog sports, I started noticing that unneutered dogs seemed to have something … a maturity, a self-confidence that was hard to quantify. It wasn’t that my dogs performed less well, but they seemed like perpetual kids, caught…

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What is a dog training “Certification” Can I trust it or them, does it matter?

January 28, 2015Category : Articles

What’s in a certification anyway? I’ve mentioned before how we often get harassed in the middle of training sessions, with people yelling at us that we’re cruel and abusive for using a prong collar. And at some point, a lot of these people question our expertise by asking, “What certifications do you have?” Obviously, we…

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