July 4th – Hang On to Your Pets!

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 terrifying for them. Here are some great...

Embrace the Mistake

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 positive dog training is to teach...

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

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, it’s a challenge to find the time and...