Category Archives: Problem Behavior

Helping a Fearful Dog

Michael Baugh, CPDT-KA, CDBC (from All Things Dog blog) Dear Michael: My wife and I have a very sweet, intelligent, food-loving, 2 year old female Rough Collie.  She is great on a leash, eager to please, and generally very good in … 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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Children and Dogs

Guest Blogger, Curtiss Lanham CPDT-KA Children and dogs: what a beautiful image that our minds immediately race to. The ‘Timmy and Lassie’ portrait is quickly conjured up…and they lived happily ever after. Not so fast… The interesting thing is that … Continue reading

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Look and Listen

MICHAEL BAUGH CPDT-KA, CDBC HOUSTON – A lot of people think their dog has selective hearing when it comes to basic obedience cues, especially coming when called.  No matter how many times they call their dog, it seems he’s just … Continue reading

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Potty Signals

Michael Baugh CPDT-KA, CDBC  (from All Things Dog Blog) Dear Trainer: Skittles’ quirk is her very quiet way of telling us she needs to go outside. I hear her because she generally sticks to me like glue. When I leave … Continue reading

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Crate Complications

Michael Baugh CPDT-KA, CDBC To: Ask the dog trainer column My little heinz 57 rescue dog is almost perfect. She is quite well crate trained but has 2 odd quirks. When I got her a new crate that has a … Continue reading

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The Truth About Canine Aggression

Michael Baugh CPDT-KSA, CDBC “Your dog isn’t dominant; he’s frightened.”  I say that to clients who have dogs with aggressive behavior more often than you might think.  People are surprised, and many are relieved.  The dog isn’t being mean to … Continue reading

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Safe Departures for Separation Anxiety

(from All Things Dog Blog – Ask the Dog Trainer) Dear Trainer: We adopted our 10 year old Bichon 3 years ago, when his elderly owner became disabled. He settled in with us just fine immediately and became very attached … Continue reading

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Real Dog Training is Cool

Michael Baugh, CPDT-KA, CDBC Real Dog Training is cool.  Don’t get me wrong, some TV trainers are okay.  Victoria Stillwell was a real reward-based trainer before she got her own show, and that convertible of hers is pretty darn cool.  … Continue reading

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Backyard Dogs

Michael Baugh, CPDT-KA, CDBC HOUSTON – This time of year especially, dogs in Texas spend a lot of time outdoors. It’s part of our culture. It’s also true that a lot of our dogs do quite well on their own … Continue reading

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