Monthly Archives: August 2023

Research and Organizations Against Aversive Tools and Training Methods in Dog Training

Never Punish Dog Aggression

Studies Against the Use of Aversives in Training Dogs These studies, along with many others, provide evidence that the use of aversive methods and tools in dog training is unnecessary and can cause more harm than good. Positive reinforcement training methods are effective, and humane, and promote a strong bond between the dog and their […]

Why Positive Reinforcement is the Best Method for Dog Training: Science-Backed Insights


Humanely Effective: Debunking Myths About Positive Reinforcement in Dog Training by Will Bangura, M.S., CDBC, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, FFCP (Dog Behaviorist) Certified Dog Behavior Consultant Introduction The world of dog training is often polarized by differing philosophies and methods, particularly when it comes to the debate between “Balanced Training” and “Positive Reinforcement Training.” The crux of […]

Overcoming Car Anxiety in Dogs: A Comprehensive Approach for Pet Parents

Anxious Dog Riding in the Car

Comprehensive Guide to Overcoming Car Anxiety in Dogs For many dog pet parents, taking their canine companions on a car ride can be a delightful experience. The thought of a dog with its head out the window, ears flapping in the breeze, and eyes gleaming with excitement is an image that brings joy. However, for […]

Laser Pointer Obsession in Dogs: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding and Behavior Modification

Dog Laser Pointer Obsessive Compulsive Behavior

By Will Bangura, M.S., CDBC, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, FFCP, (Dog Behaviorist), Certified Dog Behavior Consultant Section 1: Understanding the Laser Pointer Obsession The Predatory Instinct: A Deep-rooted Drive Dogs, despite the countless years of domestication, still carry the instincts of their wild ancestors. These instincts include hunting, chasing, and the urge to capture prey. Every time […]

Mastering Dog Obedience: 5 Essential Commands Every Owner Should Know


By Will Bangura, M.S., CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, FFCP, (Dog Behaviorist), Certified Dog Behavior Consultant When it comes to dog ownership, one of the most critical elements is obedience training. Teaching your dog to understand and respond to basic commands not only enhances your relationship with your pet, but it also plays an indispensable role in ensuring […]

Labrador Retriever Training Guide: Understanding Behavior & Suitability for Your Home

Adult Labrador Retriever sitting next to a yellow Labrador retriever, , followed by another chocolate Labrador, and a black lLab sitting

Understanding the Labrador Retriever: A Guide for Companion Pet Training and Behavior By Will Bangura, M.S., CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, FFCP, (Dog Behaviorist and Certified Dog Behavior Consultant) The Labrador Retriever is a versatile breed loved by many worldwide. Known for their friendly disposition, eagerness to please, and outstanding ability to learn, they have been the most […]