What is the number 1 cause of death for dogs in the Western “civilized” world? – directly or indirectly: Behavior problems. Therefore, we cannot help K9s in the long run without addressing dog behavior and our relationship with dogs.
In the course of looking for a training method that works and deeply honors the true nature of dogs, we came across Kevin Behan’s Natural Dog Training (NDT). I think many people naturally do the right things regarding their dogs, but as far as training and rehabilitation goes, Natural Dog Training may be the Continue reading Natural Dog Training
Natural Dog Training for Shelter Dogs – “Eyes” exercise – eye contact
Before we even go into this: the “Eyes” exercise is NOT staring a dog down – in the “Eyes” exercise, the dog chooses to make eye connect – this is an entirely different thing.
In January 2012 I started working at the local shelter as an official volunteer. This meant I am now getting their e-mails – and in the first week of January, there was a list in there with dogs needing special attention – because they have been there too long. One of them is Flo.
Of course I am wondering: how do I work with dogs at the shelter …say, 3-4 times a week – to make any difference? Continue reading Natural Dog Training for shelter dogs – “Eyes”