piddling is not peeing

Piddling is not Peeing

Robert Cabral Behavior, Problem Solving Leave a Comment

Piddlers are dogs that leak a small (sometimes a large amount) when excited. This behavior should not be mistaken with dogs that mark intentionally or are peeing. There are generally two reasons why dogs piddle, one is due to a physical condition such as bladder problems, but more commonly the issue is behavioral. It is often seen in highly excitable …

The Danger in Suppressing a Dog's Drives

The Danger in Suppressing a Dog’s Drives

Robert Cabral Behavior, Blog, Dog Aggression, Problem Solving Leave a Comment

The information contained in this article may be a bit advanced for some readers, but it is extremely important if you are dealing with a dog with difficult behaviors and are looking to hire a trainer to work with your dog or you are working with the dog yourself.  Suppressing the drives of a dog may seem like the answer on …

Dog Training - Even a Monkey Can Do It

Dog Training – Even a Monkey Can Do It

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One of the greatest obstacles facing humans when it comes to training or communicating with dogs is not skill, rather patience. People think that the dog should immediately understand what it is the human wants the dog to do. If the dog doesn’t get it people either think the dog is stupid or give up. People often ask me, “What …

It Means What It Means

It Means What it Means – Not What You Think it Means

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All too often people will analyze a dog’s behavior and draw conclusions from what they see.  Such as a dog that flinches when you go to pet his head must have been beaten, dogs that are afraid of men were probably abused by a man or dogs that are afraid of loud sounds were traumatized as puppies. As much as …

Socialize Your Dog

Socialize Your Dog

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Socialization is the way a dog sees the world, and in short – a dog needs proper socialization in order to thrive in a human world. A dog with good socialization sees the world as a fun and safe place. He sees people as friends and other dogs pose no threat to him. He is indifferent to sounds and things …

No Hugging No Humping

Hugging Dogs and Humping People

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Dogs Don’t Like to Be Hugged – People Don’t Like to Be Humped (explained below) Recently I posted an article that stated what I’ve been saying for years; “Dogs don’t enjoy being hugged.” I’ve seen so many comments pertaining to this post that I thought I’d write a post to make my position clear. For those people that have criticized …

Maya the Dog I Got

Don’t Try to Change Your Dog

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You Got the Dog You Got… Stop trying to change him. I think one thing people just can’t wrap their heads around is the individuality of other creatures. Perhaps it is the self-righteous narcissistic characteristic of humans that makes them believe that everyone and everything should change in order to please them. This holds true whether looking for people who …