Category: Advanced Training for Dummies

Up, Down, Good Girl, Repeat

Repetition. Ah, that wondrous turn of events that does not turn effortlessly on its own. Like building a skyscraper, there are seemingly little, repetitive needs that create a foundation upon which such structure can be sustained. Much the same in training dogs. Even once that foundation is set […]

Raw Video: Reform School Progress

When it comes to working with dogs, there are many things that take time. Often, lots of time. Additionally, since I started training dogs at 13 things have changed! I have had to relearn a few things along this journey to get Hanani where she needs to be. […]

Find Boo

Okay, let me first tell you–YES. Emphatically, and un-apologetically, I use the phrase “Find Boo” in training Hanani. “Boo”, for us, refers to human blood, body fluids, bone, both ancient and fresh. Not that I have any fresh bones, per say, as my serial killer friends are no […]

Problems with Prong Collars

Everyone has an opinion about usually everything that is. Moreso, you will find a vast spectrum of opinions on anything related to dogs and their training. Almost unanimously folks seem to be bothered when they see a dog wearing a prong collar. Others actually use them mainly because […]

Fearful dog, Many faces of Dominance

Dog dominance has many faces. Dominance is inherent in dogs. This is primarily why establishing a solid foundation of pack leadership is crucial for any dog. Some dogs are more or less dominant than others, true. But dominance is a language of all dogs. They all understand it. […]

Fear-Reactive Pup

In my previous article, Prep Your Pup Properly, I laid the groundwork for working out issues with your dog. I told you about the monster made in my home. Most certainly, this, for me, is quite a humbling affair. Here at APupStop, we go to great pains to […]

Prep Your Pup Properly

God’s design in everything is most fabulous. So much we can learn, if we just pay attention. So much will go smoothly, if we only abide. That includes raising puppies! If we are going to prep our pup properly, it is imperative we pay attention to and heed […]