Jaclyn's Must-Read List

I enjoy reading and listening to audiobooks. I've come across a lot of great audiobooks lately about dog training that I thought I'd share. I'll continue to update this list as I progress. Train Your Dog Positively -Victoria Stilwell (credentials: popular positive reinforcement dog trainer, hosts the "Dog Behavior Conference" every year, and has her own dog training academy). The Power of Positive Dog Training -Pat Miller (40+ years training dogs, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA) From Fearf

Using a Head Collar on Your Dog

Head collars such as Haltis or Gentle Leaders are great tools to help you have better control over your dog (shout out to all my Great Dane peeps out there). The concept between the head collar for a dog and a halter for a horse is the same. If you have control over their heads, you can better direct and control the animal. Haltis were absolute lifesavers for me when I had my first Great Dane, Dolly. However, there is one problem with head collars: dogs hate them. So, how do

The Importance of Crate Training Your Dog

Some people see the crate or kennel as a bad thing, but it’s really not. Like any tool, it can be abused, but if used correctly your dog will see it as their own “bedroom”, a safe space they can go to relax, take a nap, or have their own space. For my personal dogs, my board and trains, or my boarding dogs, I want them to feel safe and secure and see the crate as a positive place. One thing I will do is feed my dogs in their crates, give them high value treats or chews in the