Be Careful of Guarantees

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA, SBA Many potential clients ask me if we offer a guarantee or how many sessions it will take to “fix” their dog. Here are my answers: …

Language Matters

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA, SBA If you have taken classes with me (especially Puppy Pre-School and Advanced Manners), you probably have heard me talk about the importance of language. The language we …

The Value of Hand Targeting

By: Norris Boyd, Volunteer with New Dawn Animal Behavior Center When I was first introduced to hand target training at New Dawn, I couldn’t see a clear purpose for it. …

Troubleshooting Treat Training

By: Melissa Kolmar CPDT-KA I was listening to the Canine Conversations podcast: Common Treat Training Problems and How to Fix Them. I wanted to share the eight problems they highlighted …

How to Show Up for Your Dog

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA I listened to a great podcast today-Canine Conversations: Human-Canine Behavior Connection Parts 1 and 2. They featured Marissa Martino, CTC, CPDT-KA, who wrote a book titled: Human-Canine Behavior Connection – A …