The Substitute Teacher Syndrome

Posted on: January 4th, 2016 by JGellman •  No Comments

The Substitute Teacher Syndrome By Sean O’Shea Ok, first off, I know there are some amazing substitute teachers out there, so please no angry comments from those of you who are awesome! That said, I think most of us are familiar with the massive atmosphere shift our classroom would undergo when a substitute teacher would […]


The Pressure Cooker! (And how to avoid it.)

Posted on: September 21st, 2015 by JGellman •  No Comments

The Pressure Cooker! (And how to avoid it.) By Sean O’Shea One of the aspects to keeping our dogs successful (and safe) on walks is the aspect I think that is most overlooked and misunderstood as a training tool… Space. And how it creates and/or relieves pressure. If there’s a crazy person loose in the […]


First Do No Harm

Posted on: September 19th, 2015 by JGellman •  No Comments

First Do No Harm By Sean O’Shea Ok, so here’s an interesting thought. What if even without any actual “training” (meaning all the usual sit, down, place, heel, recall etc) you could massively impact your dog’s behavior and state of mind? What if by simply NOT doing or allowing certain things you could make some […]


Animal to Animal

Posted on: August 15th, 2015 by JGellman •  No Comments

Animal to Animal By Sean O’Shea Even with all the high falutin training tools and time tested training approaches, there’s still one factor that is the wild card. The one factor that can often override tools and techniques: the animal in you. Even though we like to think of ourselves as operating from (and in) […]


What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You (And Your Dog)

Posted on: August 15th, 2015 by JGellman •  1 Comment

What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You (And Your Dog) By Sean O’Shea pro·pa·gan·da \ˌprä-pə-ˈgan-də, ˌprō-\ noun Propaganda is a form of communication aimed towards influencing the attitude of a population toward some cause or position. Propaganda is information that is not impartial and used primarily to influence an audience and further an agenda, often […]


When Love Hurts (The Fallout of Spoiling)

Posted on: August 15th, 2015 by JGellman •  No Comments

As a dog trainer who travels the country training dogs and working with 20-30 families a week in their homes it is so important for folks to understand how a dog thinks. And when there is no authority figure present, the kind of chaos and bad behavior that can happen. Remember the bad behavior of […]


The Story Of Abuse

Posted on: August 15th, 2015 by JGellman •  1 Comment

As a dog trainer who travels the country training dogs and working with 20-30 families a week in their homes it is so important for folks to understand how a dog thinks. And when there is no authority figure present, the kind of chaos and bad behavior that can happen. Remember the bad behavior of […]


Arousal Is The Enemy

Posted on: August 15th, 2015 by JGellman •  No Comments

As a dog trainer who travels the country training dogs and working with 20-30 families a week in their homes it is so important for folks to understand how a dog thinks. And when there is no authority figure present, the kind of chaos and bad behavior that can happen. Remember the bad behavior of […]


Fixing Dogs

Posted on: August 15th, 2015 by JGellman •  No Comments

As a dog trainer who travels the country training dogs and working with 20-30 families a week in their homes it is so important for folks to understand how a dog thinks. And when there is no authority figure present, the kind of chaos and bad behavior that can happen. Remember the bad behavior of […]


Aim For Zero

Posted on: August 14th, 2015 by JGellman •  No Comments

As a dog trainer who travels the country training dogs and working with 20-30 families a week in their homes it is so important for folks to understand how a dog thinks. And when there is no authority figure present, the kind of chaos and bad behavior that can happen. Remember the bad behavior of […]