Author: TheDrivenDog

How dog training can help you

How Professional Dog Trainers Help Fearful Dogs Feel Safe

While there are many ways to help fearful dogs develop confidence, professional dog trainers frequently turn to two behavior modification techniques – desensitization and counterconditioning. Both were developed by psychologists, and both are used to help both people and canines learn to cope with their fears. Here’s a look at how the techniques work. Desensitization Desensitization is a process that… Read more →

Are dog bootcamp programs effective?

Benefits of Dog Bootcamps & Board-and-Train Programs

Given the amount of time and care involved, dog board-and-train programs or boot camps aren’t typically a low-cost training option. However, you definitely get what you pay for – and the truth is, live-in boarding and training offers several advantages. If you’re frustrated with your dog’s behavior and your training efforts haven’t been all that successful, a dog board-and-train program… Read more →

Getting help if your dog has separation anxiety

Can Dog Training Help with Separation Anxiety?

If your dog act distressed or gets destructive when everyone leaves the house, they’re probably suffering from separation anxiety – and dog training can help your furry friend learn how to cope. When training a dog with separation anxiety, the goal is to help them gain confidence and feel secure enough to better tolerate being left alone. With moderate to… Read more →

How to get your dog to stop pulling on the leash

Dog Training Guide to Using a Leash

Dog training is one of the best – and most effective – ways to ensure that walks on the leash are stress-free for you and your pet. Whether you have a new puppy who’s new to the concept of using a leash or an older pooch who never learned how to walk nicely instead of pulling you along, getting your… Read more →