Blurred Lines

Posted on: September 8th, 2016 by JGellman • 

Blurred Lines By Sean O’Shea So how come things have gotten so much more dicey with our dogs? How come there seems to be far more ill-behaved dogs than the “good old days”? How come there’s so much aggression, resource guarding, possessiveness, separation anxiety, reactivity, and so on? Am I just out of touch and […]


Building An Athlete

Posted on: September 8th, 2016 by JGellman • 

Building An Athlete By Sean O’Shea One of the biggest messages out there in dog training is the one about a tired dog being a good dog. The premise is, that if you’ll just find a way to tucker your dog out consistently, he’ll be happy, well-behaved, and chill. Your job is to find out […]


Permission-Based Training: How And Why It Works

Posted on: September 8th, 2016 by JGellman • 

Permission-Based Training: How And Why It Works By Sean O’Shea One of our primary goals when training and rehabbing dogs is to shift them out of auto-pilot, reactionary, impulsive mode, and get them into a listening, processing, thinking mode. What does this auto-pilot/reactionary/impulsive behavior mode look like? It’s the mode where the dog sees, hears, […]


How To Mess Up A Dog!

Posted on: September 8th, 2016 by JGellman • 

How To Mess Up A Dog! By Sean O’Shea So much of what we see with problem dogs and their behavior, is that people have unintentionally reinforced and encouraged the wrong stuff. And of course, none of us want to intentionally mess up our dogs (even though many of us – including your’s truly have). […]


The Hardest Thing

Posted on: September 8th, 2016 by JGellman • 

The Hardest Thing By Sean O’Shea What’s the hardest thing for both owners and trainers? It’s the power of association, emotional habits, perceptions, and feelings. All the stuff owners have accidentally or inadvertently created between their dogs, themselves, and their environments. Watching well-trained, calm, and obedient dogs literally become different animals – reactive, aggressive, crazed, […]


You are destroying peoples lives with your Hate.

Posted on: July 8th, 2016 by JGellman •  No Comments

You are destroying peoples lives with your Hate This is from a Facebook Live and it is a huge problem in our industry. The amount of planned and premeditated viscous attacks on myself and my colleagues is extreme cyber bullying and some of it crosses the lines of slander/libel and outright death threats as well […]


Punishment stops unwanted behavior, Rewards increases wanted behavior.

Posted on: July 8th, 2016 by JGellman •  1 Comment

Punishment stops unwanted behavior, rewards increases wanted behavior There is so much nonsense about how punishment is bad for dogs and you should only reward dogs for the behavior you want. Ignoring the unwanted behavior will NEVER stop it, if anything it will only increase since you have not told the dog it is not […]


How to stop your dog from jumping, most suggestions are dangerous.

Posted on: July 8th, 2016 by JGellman •  No Comments

  How To Stop Your Dog From Jumping   Most training suggestions for stopping a dog from jumping are just plain wrong, unethical and dangerous. Everything from ignoring the dog, turning your back, grabbing the dogs paws, telling the dog to sit are all wrong. To stop a dog from jumping you have to punish […]


Your Dog is Fat, Why do you want your dog to Die?

Posted on: July 8th, 2016 by JGellman •  No Comments

Your Dog is Fat, Why do you want your dog to Die? This is one of my Facebook Live sessions that discusses how the issue of overweight dogs is a major problem that leads to health and behavioral issues that we constantly see. It is actually pretty easy to keep your dog in prime shape […]


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 […]