Dog Blog Articles

Nov
28
History: Past Experiences or Lack Thereof     Past experiences can play a big role in why dogs act aggressively. Obviously, this can mean a history of bad experiences but, less obviously, it can also mean a history that lacks good experiences or simply lacks experience in general.... + read more
Nov
16
Do You Use Positive Dog Training Methods?  We are not “purely-positive” or “force-free” but yes, we do use a lot of positive reinforcement methods in combination with traditional methods to create what we call a “balanced” or “blended”... + read more
Sep
26
Question:    Hello Chad, I hope you are doing well. We found your training page as we were looking for some help with our 5 month old Labrador puppy. He is extremely sharp, potty trained and a fast learner. However, a couple of issues we have not been able to understand and address... + read more
Jul
15
---------------------------- The Smiths are a fictitious family but everything about them is true. Their story is based on real clients and situations from my experiences as a professional dog trainer. Some details may have been altered slightly for privacy protection but, other than that, this... + read more
Jul
13
Puppy Training Shopping List   You can’t do a good job without the proper tools, so the first thing you will need to do is go shopping for a few things. This shopping list covers the puppy essentials as well as some extras. Some are critical and need to be purchased right away,... + read more
Jul
10
Genetics and Dog Aggression   As we have seen throughout this series, there are many factors that can contribute to dog aggression, most of which can be avoided or resolved by providing dogs with holistic, balanced training, socialization, leadership and a fulfilling lifestyle. That... + read more
Jun
19
Wanna know the secret to amazing off-leash dog training greatness? Ok, I am going to tell but please don’t like or share it because this is super top secret classified information. Shh, it’s just between us, ok, so don’t tell anyone.     Defining Off-Leash Dog... + read more
Jun
17
“Tails From The Field” is a series of true stories from Chad Culp’s experience in the field of professional dog training. Some details, such as names and breeds, may have been changed for privacy protection. -------------------------------------------------------- Voicemail... + read more
Jun
10
Guarding, Protection and Spoiling    Guarding and protecting are not necessarily bad character traits in a dog but they certainly can become problematic and, in some cases, highly dangerous. While this topic has a degree of overlap with Dominance, I wanted to give guarding and... + read more
Jun
08
Pain or Stress Can Be at the Root of Dog Aggression   A very common dog bite scenario is when a person needs to handle a dog that is in pain. Most people are pretty forgiving about a bite that happens this way. They find it understandable that a dog in pain might lash out if touched or... + read more

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