Dr Sophia Yin Interview

Dr Sophia Yin Interview

Michael Baugh CPDT-KSA, CDBC When I got the chance to chat on the phone with Dr. Sophia Yin DVM, MS, I jumped on it.  Dr. Yin is a world renown veterinary behaviorist, author and inventor.  Those are some pretty heady accolades.  Still, when it comes to the heart of the matter Dr. Yin is a […]

DIY Dog Brain Game

DIY Dog Brain Game

Michael Baugh CPDT-KSA, CDBC There are lots of great brain games for dogs these days.  My favorite is still the original Kong Toy.  A well-packed Kong can keep a dog busy puzzling out the food for a good half hour (freeze the stuffed Kong for expert dogs).  I also like Bob-a-Lots, which we sell at […]

Training with Play

Training with Play

Michael Baugh CPDT-KSA, CDBC If your dog loves to play, you already have a head start on training.  We know that dogs who are relaxed and having fun learn more quickly than dogs under stress.  We also know that dogs repeat  behaviors that have a history of pleasant consequences.  (For example:  A “sit” followed by […]

National Train Your Dog Month

National Train Your Dog Month

January is National Train Your Dog Month!  The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) started the annual celebration of training and relationship-building for people and their dogs 3 years ago.  Every year it’s gotten bigger and better. There are some great things planned to help you get in the spirit, and start training. Watch me […]

Holiday Favorite: Stuffed Kong Toy

Holiday Favorite:  Stuffed Kong Toy

My dogs love a delicious fully stuffed Kong Toy.  In fact, I’ve not met many dogs who don’t.  They’re especially nice this time of year with so many seasonal flavors available in both dog food and dog snacks. The best way to stuff a Kong is “all the way.”  Smearing a little peanut butter on […]

PetTalk Sponsors Behavior Seminar

PetTalk Sponsors Behavior Seminar

Houston PetTalk Magazine just announced it’s sponsoring Dr. Sophia Yin’s one-day seminar in Houston,  Canine Fear and Aggression Solutions.  The Houston PetTalk Rescue Volunteer discount will open the door to volunteers from 501c 3 shelters and rescue organizations who might not otherwise be able to come to the event. The discount is $40 off the […]

Teaching Trainers

Teaching Trainers

The best animal trainers never stop learning.  Ever.  It’s like when people ask me, “how long will it take to train my dog?”  I sometimes answer, “forver.”  We’re always learning, all of us, every waking hour of our lives.  Humans and dogs both are genetically programmed to learn – from beginning to end. My 2011 […]

Adopt Project HEEL Grads

Adopt Project HEEL Grads

Make room in your heart and in your home for some incredible dogs up for adoption from Corridor Rescue Inc.  I’m a huge fan of Corridor Rescue and all of their dogs are amazing.  But these three have a very special story. Minnie, Bambi and Vixey are part of a program that teams up homeless […]

Puppies on the Radio

Puppies on the Radio

Puppies are such great fun.  They’re also a lot of work.  The good news is there’s a whole lot we can do early on to make sure our relationship with our puppies grows into a healthy life-long  friendship. Houston Dog Trainer Michael Baugh be talking about puppies (and taking calls) 8 – 9 p.m. Sunday […]

The PetTalk Humping Article

The PetTalk Humping Article

I wasn’t sure how Houston PetTalk would respond when I asked to write an article for them about humping for their October issue.  Some folks are a little uncomfortable talking about sex.  Friends and even some colleagues giggled when I told them I wanted to take on the subject.  A few were even a bit […]

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