Entries by Better Dog Behavior Now

“Why Use Positive Reinforcement in Your Dog Training?”

Positive reinforcement is a widely recognized and effective method in dog training. It involves rewarding desired behaviors to encourage their repetition, while avoiding punishment or aversive techniques. This approach focuses on creating a positive and enjoyable learning experience for both the dog and the trainer. In dog training, positive reinforcement can take various forms, such as treats, praise, toys, or even playtime. By associating these rewards with desired behaviors like sitting, staying, or coming when […]

Masculine Vs. Feminine-What Works With Our Dogs? With Ranji Singh

Toxic masculine energy in dog training perpetuates dominance and aggression, hindering true understanding and connection between humans and their canine companions. Nevertheless, it continues to dominate the way we train our best friends. That needs to change. Unravel the intriguing conversation about the essence of masculine and feminine energies in this episode! Join Doug Poynter and his guest, Ranji Singh, as they delve into a thought-provoking discussion about how different energy styles influence not just […]

Dogs Are A Gift!

Dogs are spiritual beings. They are given to us as a gift. These loveable creatures were at mankind’s side throughout history, from our cavemen era to the age of civilization. What makes our relationship with dogs special is not just their playful character. Sometimes, it is also in how we train them to modify their behavior. After a hiatus, Doug Ponyter returns to share some quick tips on how to handle dogs in the most […]

“How Do I Know Who To Trust?”

Do you trust your dog trainers? How do they train your dogs? In this episode, Doug Poynter provides insights on looking at where your dog trainer operates at the four quadrants of operant conditioning. It should raise a red flag if trainers are unfamiliar with the four quadrants of operant conditioning. Doug also touches on escape avoidance training and how it is effective but not a motivating method to train a dog. Know your trainer […]

One Strategy To Fix Reactivity!

What is the perfect strategy to deal with your dog’s reactivity? In this episode, Doug Poynter provides insights for Enfinatie Phillips, the owner of a pit bull named Maya, to learn the strategy to fix reactivity. Doug teaches us how to use a clicker and some treats properly to train our dogs into getting along with other dogs they meet. Tune in to this episode and get more ideas on how you can fix your […]

“Am I Really Difficult?”

In today’s episode, Doug Poynter shares expert tips on obedience training for your furry friends. Dog owners often complain that their dogs become difficult to train and handle, but it’s usually not the dog’s problem. Join Doug as he talks about the human components of misbehaving dogs, as well as the best ways to get your dog to listen to you and do as you say. Pro-tip: punishments don’t work. Instead, rewarding your dog for […]

“Let’s Work Together!”

Punishment does not work well with dogs. Your dog is a family member, and you don’t dominate your family. Instead, you work with them. In this episode, Doug Poynter highlights the value of partnering with your dog instead of punishing them, and correcting their behavior helps in their dog’s behavior problem. He also shares how his client uses an e-collar on their dog to correct the behavior that turns out to be a disaster. With […]

Stop The Barking!

If your dog is barking excessively, it gets annoying. No one wants their dog barking while they’re asleep or on a Zoom call. Not to mention, your neighbors might hate it! If you tell him to keep quiet, your dog just keeps on barking. It’s like nothing will stop him! If you have this problem, Doug Poynter shares how to solve it in today’s episode. Listen up as Doug takes a deep dive into what […]

“You’re Not Gonna Believe This!”

Animal communication with humans seems far-fetched, but did you know that it is a possibility? Dogs can sense different things like they are telepathic. How does your dog always know when you are on your way home? There has got to be an explanation. Anna Breytenbach, an animal communicator, believes that humans can communicate with animals using visualization. Join Doug Poynter as he shares his thoughts about this idea of talking to your dog. Discover […]