Pets & Animals 

My Response to Banning Dog Training Tools

Recently AVSAB, the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, put out a Position Statement on Humane Dog Training - calling for the banning of dog training tools and methods including electric collars, prong/pinch collars, choke chains, and more. Many YouTube dog trainers including Zak George, and Joel Beckman among others weighed in with their opinions and I was asked to step up. So, here is my take on the issue. It's not only unfair, but it's also downright DEADLY to the dogs that need training the most. For more than 12 years I've worked with animal shelters including Los Angeles…
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Pets & Animals 

IPO Training Secrets – Schutzhund Dog Training

Training your dog in IPO / IGP / Schutzhund means dealing with a very high drive working dog. Some trainers will force the dog to learn, other use a different approach. In this short clip, Frank Phillips lets me in on a HUGE SECRET in his methodology of dog training. This secret has led Frank to be one of the top competitors (and judges) in the world. How do you train your dog? Visit us here for Dog Training, Dog Behavior Guides, Dog Grooming Guides, Pet Training Guides, etc. #ipo #dogtraining #schutzhund
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Words Can Be DEADLY to Dogs AND People – Episode 62

How do you communicate?... with your dog, with those you love and with others? This podcast goes off onto a topic that may not seem to relate much to training your dog, but it has as much to do with this topic as well as some much deeper topics. I promise you, the premise of the topic will challenge the way you think - it did to me! Check out our online dog training lessons: Words are powerful, thoughts are powerful, but when we put those thoughts into words we utter, we speak things into creation. This observation has changed…
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How to TRAIN a Distracted DOG using REWARDS and CORRECTIONS

How to train a distracted dog using rewards and corrections. Will and Red have been using clicker training for a while and ran across a hurdle when away from home. Red would check out and not pay attention to Will's commands. In this video lesson, you'll see the proper timing for corrections and rewards and a big transformation in Red's behavior. The full 22+ minute version is available in my member section: One of the biggest hurdles facing positive-only training is a dog's prey drive. Here you will see a dog that has a higher degree of prey drive and…
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Pets & Animals 

Positive ONLY Dog Training LIE

Positive Only dog training is not only a lie, it is a deceptive practice that puts many dogs in danger. In this podcast, I will explain the lie, expose the reasoning behind it and help you better understand how it puts dogs and their owners in danger. Over the past 12+ years, I've trained dogs, competed in dog sports but most importantly I've helped educate shelter employees about canine behavior and helped save thousands of dogs from our nation's animal shelters. Dogs that end up in the shelter are often there due to poor training or a complete lack of…
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Pets & Animals 

Teach Your Labrador Retriever to Play TUG

Teach your Labrador Retriever the game of TUG. One of the best games you can play with your dog to develop a great relationship and as a reward for good obedience. In this video I address how to start a young puppy off on learning the game of tug, in particular a Labrador, a dog not always known to play tug. We start with Duane as a young puppy of about 9 weeks old, showing how to get the puppy interested and following up with Duane at 2+ years old. This is a great video to teach most any dog…
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Pets & Animals 

Banning Dog Training Tools – Prong Collars, Treadmills, E-Collars, Flirt Poles – Podcast Episode 47

Banning dog training tools is very common in many countries and hopefully, the USA won't follow suit. Recently the AKC stepped in to support dogs and dog trainers when a municipality was trying to ban some tools very commonly used to train dogs (flirt poles and treadmills) when it was incorrectly stated that these tools are used for training dogs to fight. That might be the case, but these tools are also used to train dogs in many other capacities. Dog food is used to feed dogs who fight, we certainly can't outlaw dog food in hopes to eradicate dogfighting.…
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Pets & Animals 

Dog Training Aggression and Questions – Robert Cabral’s Ask Me Anything

Dog training for aggression and more questions answered in this Q&A #askmeanything In this episode I answer the following questions: 1. I want to be a dog trainer. How do I get started? 2. How can I make my dog aggressive? 3. How to correct a suspicious aggressive dog? 4. Can I train my dog by myself to do Schutzhund / IPO? Follow me on all social media for constant updates and lessons in the best dog training for you and your dog. #dogtraining #dogtrainingtips #dogaggression Visit us here for Dog Training, Dog Behavior Guides, Dog Grooming Guides, Pet Training…
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Pets & Animals 

Dog Training and Correcting Issues – Robert Cabral ask me anything

How do I feel about correcting my dog in public Can you Retrain a 2-Year-Old Dog Issues putting a collar over a dog's head My dog is afraid of my husband These questions are covered in this mega-ask me anything. If you love your dog, give him structure and love. Visit us here for Dog Training, Dog Behavior Guides, Dog Grooming Guides, Pet Training Guides, etc. #dogtraining #dogtrainingtips #howtotrainyourdog
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Treat Training Dogs – Positive Only Training Issues – Robert Cabral ask me anything

Treat training dogs can be a very good way to set some basics and lure and shape behaviors, but often times dogs require a little more structure than just feeding them treats in hopes that they will perform behaviors. Check my member section at: Dog training is a balanced form of communication in order to get a desired behavior. #treattraining #positiveonlydogtraining #dogtraining
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