Fear and Its Role In Training

by Bernadette Pflug, CPDTBlackPaw Dog TrainingLafayette, Colorado We’ve had several dogs in for training recently who have had major fear issues. Often, they are behaving aggressively, either towards other dogs or towards people, in an attempt to increase their social distance from strangers or unknown dogs. It’s a troubling topic for owners who aren’t sure […]


Leadership In Dog Training vs Dominance Theory

Leadership In Dog Training vs Dominance Theory by Bernadette Pflug, CPDT BlackPaw Dog TrainingLouisville, CO   There has been much written about leadership in dog training. Many times leadership is mistakenly referred to as dominance, but how do these concepts differ? Leadership is defined as a person who guides or directs a group whereas dominance […]


4 Tips To A Better Barn Dog

4 Tips To A Better Barn Dog By Bernadette Pflug, CPDT If you’re like most horse people, you know a great barn dog. Every barn or trainer seems to have one. The mellow fellow who hangs near the arena, quietly waiting for his owner, never giving anyone trouble. Chances are, you have wished this was […]