Eu não entendo, I don’t understand

Posted on: March 10th, 2016 by JGellman •  10 Comments

I decided to go to Brazil to do a seminar, it was my first time there and I was excited about a new country that I could expand my RV Dog Training Seminar to. The first night I got there and I checked into a local AirBnB I was heading back to my room and […]

The Slippery Slope

Posted on: February 23rd, 2016 by JGellman •  1 Comment

The Slippery Slope By Sean O’Shea One of the greatest challenges for dog owners post-training is fighting…the slippery slope. Your dog comes back to you and he’s like a new guy. He’s well-mannered, he doesn’t do the old stuff that drove you crazy, his commands are spot-on, and he’s just kinda amazing overall. You rejoice! […]

My relationship is over, i can’t stand her anymore, we where once in love.

Posted on: February 20th, 2016 by JGellman •  7 Comments

You were everything to me, you made the best restaurant suggestions, you found the cheapest gas, you where a navigation goddess. I needed a power cord for my laptop, you found one. I needed a new battery for my car starter, bamm, 3 seconds later you gave me an address, a phone number hours of […]

Positive reinforcement training resulted in me becoming divorced, drunk and suicidal.

Posted on: February 16th, 2016 by JGellman •  9 Comments

I am writing this from the psych unit of a hospital, I was on suicide watch 24/7 for the first 2 weeks I was here. . I have two meetings per day with my psychiatrist since I have made numerous suicide attempts as well as 1/1 meetings with my rehab counselor for my addiction to […]

I like it when you stick it up my ass! any more questions?

Posted on: February 12th, 2016 by JGellman •  19 Comments

I often get hateful comments on my Facebook page that goes like this? Have you ever put the electric collar on yourself or the prong collar on yourself to see how you like it? or even ask if I put it on my kids? well I will leave my kids out of it for the […]

the cool thing about using an Aversive/Punishment

Posted on: February 11th, 2016 by JGellman •  2 Comments

I love this photo, the reason is because is brings up a really great point that I try to make, the dog ate chocolate and most likely the vet office induced vomiting,why? a dog can die from eating chocolate. So if not brought to the vet, the dog could have died. Also the dog after […]

The Art of doing Nothing, is actually something

Posted on: February 10th, 2016 by JGellman •  2 Comments

With so many folks struggling with their dogs out of control behavior, feeling that they always have to tire their dog out physically in order to have a calm dog. So they exercise their dog for hours, run them around the back yard, take them biking, running, swimming and for some reason the dog is […]

Struggling with your dog? Lets start out by KISS

Posted on: February 9th, 2016 by JGellman •  2 Comments

Keep It Simple Silly is a great phrase to talk about the best way to start getting a handle on your dogs unwanted behavior as well as being proactive with what you want your dog to do. So many times we are just reactive to our dogs bad behavior and then we just get frustrated. […]

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 •  1 Comment

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 […]