Why We Canceled Netflix

Why We Canceled Netflix

by Carmen LeBlanc, MS, ACAAB, CPDT Dear Netflix, As an expert in the field of animal behavior (an Associate Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and Certified Professional Dog Trainer), I’m writing to express my dismay that you’re airing a dog “training” show,...
First Parking Lots, Then Freeways

First Parking Lots, Then Freeways

Dog Training Is Like Driver’s Ed by Carmen LeBlanc, MS, ACAAB, CPDT Sometimes clients don’t say anything, but you can see it in their eyes. “You mean there’s not some cool power technique that corrects the problem quickly? Like by the time the baby…or the new...
Pet Pandemic Bloopers

Pet Pandemic Bloopers

by Carmen LeBlanc, MS, ACAAB, CPDT Key skills can help you work in peace from home I recently watched a funny compilation of videos of various TV news and weather reporters creatively trying during the pandemic (like many of us) to carry on their work from home. One...
Go Ahead and DIY

Go Ahead and DIY

But when it doesn’t work, don’t give up on your dog! DIY can be frustrating! I’m the first person to try to save money and DIY. I recently fixed my clogged bathroom sink just by watching a plumber’s skillfully made YouTube video. I learned about the...
July 4th – Hang On to Your Pets!

July 4th – Hang On to Your Pets!

by Carmen LeBlanc, MS, ACAAB, CPDT July 4th means celebration of our independence, time with family and friends, grilling, (usually) good weather, and fireworks. But our pets don’t understand what all those booms and pops mean, so it can be a stressful or even...
Embrace the Mistake

Embrace the Mistake

by Carmen LeBlanc, MS, ACAAB, CPDT As promised in my last blog, Less Commanding, More Rewarding, today I’m sharing my answers to a question my clients and students often ask: So how should we respond to our dog’s training mistakes? Your overall goal with...
Less Commanding, More Rewarding

Less Commanding, More Rewarding

by Carmen LeBlanc, MS, ACAAB, CPDT If you find yourself nagging, scolding, using leash corrections or hands-on force a lot, think about who is doing most of the work in training. It may be time to pass more responsibility on to your dog! Consider this. Author Nan Kené...
Welcome to Carmen’s blog

Welcome to Carmen’s blog

by Carmen LeBlanc, MS, ACAAB, CPDT MET:  3 Keys to Raising Your Lassie Dogs are meant to lead active, social lives. These days, unfortunately, they often develop behavior problems because they’re bored, lonely and underexercised. We all lead such busy lives,...