The Science of Dog Training

  Michael Baugh KPA-CTP CPDT-KA CDBC Here is how one of my mentors used to put it.  Some things trainers teach are simply their opinion.  Others are the opinions shared among many trainers.  Then there are the facts, verified, and peer-reviewed.  The latter is what this article is about, the science of dog training. Here’s […]

Teaching Your Dog Behavioral Flexibility

Michael Baugh CDBC CPDT-KSA Behavioral flexibility is our dog’s ability to make adaptive changes in behavior when the environment changes. Adaptive is the key word here. Any dog can (and many do) act impulsively when things around them change. Think: barking, lunging, or even biting. The behaviorally flexible dog isn’t as emotionally charged. His behavior […]

How to Choose a Dog Trainer – The Most Important Factor

Michael Baugh CDBC CPDT-KSA We love our dogs. We want nothing but the best for them. And, when their behavior is troubling or even dangerous we want competent professional help. The trouble is dog training is an unregulated profession. Lots of professions require state licenses, including exterminators, hair and nail professionals, plumbers and electricians, and […]