Articles on Dominance & Aggression, Photos

April 21, 2010 at 3:52 am 4 comments

Here are some links that I bookmarked this week (related to “Dominance” and “Aggression”):

Victoria Stillwell:  Fact vs Fiction Part 1 and Fact vs Fiction Part 2

Patricia McConnell: Dog Training and the “D” Word.

Dr. Suzanne Hetts: Myths About Dominance

Suzanne Clothier: Reality Check

*just added* Smart Dog University: A Surprising Look at Balanced Training

And check out my illustration on Grisha Stewart’s blog! – Help For Your Reactive Dog

Boogie training update:

Even though I have been slack on updating this blog (or the daily log) this week,  I am pleased to report that Boogie has not had any “reactive incidents” all week! Sometimes the hairs on his back stick up when he sees a strange dog or person, but he hasn’t lunged/barked/growled and eventually turns back towards me.  I have become very good at scanning the environment and I lead Boogie away as soon as I see a dog/person in the distance, or I say “Look at that”, mark and treat. I also ask for a Sit/Stay (“Sit” and “OK!” to release). This helps a lot!

Interestingly, sometimes when I see a dog/person on the other side of the street and say “Look at that”, Boogie turns his head in the OPPOSITE direction of the thing that I want him to look at. And then he turns towards me for a treat. I wonder if he has interpreted “Look at that” to mean “Turn your head”?

Photos of Boogie and his favorite thing in the whole world:

Entry filed under: Articles, links, Reads, Training.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. barrie.lynn  |  April 21, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Good for Boogie with no incidents this week! Um, you didn’t go ahead and do a “please don’t pet” dog shirt on cafepress did you? I played with doing one but had problems setting up the template correctly and gave up but I would love to buy one and have some of the proceeds go to rescue…hint , hint 🙂

    • 2. lili  |  April 21, 2010 at 4:14 pm

      Hi Barrie – oh – I forgot about that! I’ll see about doing one soon!

      • 3. barrie.lynn  |  April 21, 2010 at 6:20 pm

        Yay 🙂 Jellybean my heeler needs one and if they make their dog tees big enough I want to give my friend with the fearful Mastiff one as well 🙂

  • 4. Ashley  |  April 22, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Yay Boogie! I’m glad he hasn’t had any incidents.

    The pictures of him with his ball are too cute.


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