Kennel or Tie Out?

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People frequently ask me why I tie out my dogs rather than use a kennel.  To many the worn down grass and heavy chain appear to be unsightly and they feel as though the dog may not be happy. These well meaning people, however, always fail to actually look at the dog.  They are fit, alert, happy, and of sound mind.  So what are … Read More

I Don’t Want My Dog to Bite

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I have seen many people interested in training or buying a puppy or slightly older dog with some training make the statement, “I don’t want my dog to bite.”  It is not my intent to offend anyone who is unfamiliar with dogs here, but this statement is an expression of ignorance.  Allow me to explain.  Dogs are predators.  All dog breeds were bread for … Read More

Why Not Shock Collars?

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Shock collars are appealing to many people for the convenience that they provide to the average user.  You don’t have to get up out of your seat, you can correct from a long distance, and there seems to be very rapid results since there is a significant amount of pain caused by electric shock.  Don’t believe me about the pain?  Strap that bad … Read More

Just Getting Settled

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Fans!! You may have noticed that I have not posted an article here on schedule for a couple of weeks.  Please allow me to apologize as I was in the middle of moving, temporarily, to Bogota, Colombia.  I am now set up in my South American home, enjoying the noises of the city and the smell of polution.  I plan … Read More

Prong Collars vs Choke Collars

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There is great controversy within the dog training world about what kind of correction to use when training a dog.  Practically everyone agrees that some kind of correction is needed, but which correction to use is a hotly debated one.  Some trainers advocate clickers to condition your dog, others will use electric shock collars for the ease of correction from … Read More

“I Should Have Brought More Treats”

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Protection Dogs must work for the bond with the handler. At Dunetos K-9, you will learn to train your dog without treats or toys. You will learn how to function in stressful environments and be successful.

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