How to Find a Good Dog Trainer

How Pet Professionals Can Use the Hierarchy of Dog Needs

DVD: Learn to “Make the Case” for Force-free Dog Training

Category Archives: Uncategorized

Separation Anxiety? What You Can Do! Linda Michaels, M.A., Del Mar Dog Training

Print pagePDF pageEmail page

UT Scratch & Sniff 2013 Logo

 

 

 

By LINDA MICHAELS, M.A., DEL MAR DOG TRAINING

Separation Anxiety?  What You Can Do. Dogs are social creatures and can over-attach to a pet parent or canine housemate and become habituated to continual contact. When left alone these dogs may experience what is akin to a panic attack in humans.

A well-structured change in routine may break the cycle of anxiety if practiced carefully and consistently.

  • Sleep alone. If you sleep with your dog in your bed — stop. Snuggle together in bed if you like but when it’s time to sleep, have your dog sleep in her own bed.
Read more

UT Pet School: Grazing Game™. Linda Michaels, M.A., — Del Mar Dog Training

Print pagePDF pageEmail page

keep dogs busy grazing gamesThis is an excerpt from Linda’s book, Do No Harm™ Dog Training and Behavior Manual, available to download here.
The easiest, scientifically endorsed methods to train and socialize your dog involve food. If we couldn’t go to the grocery store and bring home bags of groceries, we would be asking, “Who’s got the food? What can I do for the people who have the food?” Use your dog’s ration of food calories to train basic skills and to help your dog overcome socialization difficulties. Food can be used as a reward, to enhance emotional connections, and to dispel fear. It can effectively focus, redirect, distract, and calm a hyperactive, fearful, or noise-phobic dog, and safely treat all types of aggression.

Read more

Victoria Stilwell Book Review. Linda Michaels, M.A., — Del Mar Dog Training

Print pagePDF pageEmail page

 

             

The Pet Professional GuildBy LINDA MICHAELS, M.A., DEL MAR DOG TRAINER – REVIEWED FOR BARKS, PET PROFESSIONALS GUILD

Victoria Stilwell, star of the hit Animal Planet TV show It’s Me or the Dog and CEO of Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Training, unleashes the power of Positive Reinforcement training with her new book, Train Your Dog Positively (TYDP). Stilwell, the passionately vocal dog training expert, delivers a concise, thorough, scientifically-supported and referenced discourse with a message that has far-reaching implications.

Stilwell hits her stride right out of the gate and delivers her trademark TYDP Cover 533x800straightforward advice and insights with a fresh new eloquence while meeting a formidable challenge-providing clear theoretical explanations with practical applications in each area of dog problem solving.

Read more

About

Linda Michaels, M.A. Psychology, Del Mar Dog Training, serves clients in Del Mar and San Diego County from La Jolla to Carlsbad, plus Rancho Santa Fe, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills. Linda Michaels was recently rated one of the top ten dog trainers in the United States, by Top Ten Magazine. Linda has a master’s degree in Experimental Psychology (Hons), and is the creator of the Hierarchy of Dog Needs™ (HDN). She focuses on the psychological aspects of dog behavior that often mirror human psychological conditions, such as: fear, separation/attachment disorders, and aggression toward humans and other dogs. She also teaches private, customized basic manners/obedience lessons for dogs of all ages and every breed.

Featured posts

Categories

Archives