Hey, need help with your dog? Have a question or comment? Simply click on the comment link below to ask your question or leave your comment! I will answer your questions to the best of my ability. Most dogs just want your attention. Sometimes they will do whatever it takes to get it! I have found that positive reinforcement works best to correct most behavior problems. A stern voice is also a big help! Whatever you do, NEVER EVER hit or spank your dog! Doing that could lead to the dog becoming hand shy. Dogs are sensitive around the people they love. They see you and your family as a pack, and they should see you as the pack leader. Hitting them will cause phobias, and they will learn not to come to you when called and to be afraid of you.
I am a canine behaviorist of 27 years and offer canine rehabilitation, training, and behavior change to clients under the given name "The Canine Guru." I am known mostly for my online presence through my blogs, Doggy Times and Doggy Times II. Both were honored by MSN Editors multiple times. My methodology focuses on energy and how to use and read it. I firmly believe in operant conditioning and positive reinforcement. I don't feel that choke, pinch, or electric collars are necessary when working with dogs. The harshest method I ever use is the squirt bottle and the occasional touch, or poke. I'm known for "speaking" to dogs in their own language using body language, energy, touch, and the occasional sound.