Category Archives: Houston Pet Talk Magazine

Food is not a Four Letter Word

Michael Baugh CPDT-KSA, CDBC The question isn’t whether or not you can train your dog with food.  That’s pretty much a no-brainer.  Author and long-time animal trainer Dr. Grey Stafford put it best.  “If you’ve ever fed your dog, you’ve … Continue reading

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The Truth About Humping

Michael Baugh CPDT-KA CDBC Lots of dogs hump.  For people who live with those dogs, it can be embarrassing and upsetting.  We humans aren’t comfortable talking about things related to sex, especially when our beloved dogs are being indiscreet in … Continue reading

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Something to Chew On

Michael Baugh CPDT-KA, CDBC Dogs chew.  It’s not just a puppy thing either.  Dogs actually chew throughout their lifetime.  It helps pass the time, keep their teeth clean and diffuse stress.  More than that, it appears to be fun and … Continue reading

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Changing Your Dog’s Behavior

Michael Baugh CPDT-KA, CDBC Changing behavior is all about verbs, actions.  We can observe behavior in real space and time because it is physical and often includes movement.  We describe behavior with verbs.  He sits.  She runs.  They eat.  Remembering … Continue reading

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A Look at Inter-Dog Aggression

Michael Baugh CPDT-KA, CDBC Let’s start with the good news first.  Most dogs are not intent on killing each other.  That’s not to say they don’t have conflicts.  They do; and those conflicts can sometimes be scary, noisy and even … Continue reading

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The Science of Dog Training

Michael Baugh, 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 … Continue reading

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