Entries by Better Dog Behavior Now

The Tale Of 3 Dogs

Canine behavior problems usually start with a human problem. You might be using the wrong solution for their problem or giving them the wrong food. Dogs only have one thing on their mind: a partnership with you. Join Doug Poynter as he shares three stories about three different dogs with different problems. Doug shows us what each owner was doing wrong and how he fixed it. Listen to this episode in case you are experiencing […]

Finding A Trainer

If your dog is exhibiting serious behavior problems, it might be time to hand in the training to professionals. Finding a competent and qualified trainer is the way to go to keep yourself and your dog safe and unharmed. In this episode, Doug Poynter gives tips on how to vet trainers that achieve results properly and ethically. Quick results don’t equate to good training methods. You want a trainer who understands your dog’s condition and […]

Get The Reward Right…And Get Your Dog Right!

Nothing helps your dog remember good behaviors better than reward training. This positive-reinforcement training motivates them to continue to do good, especially when done right. Could there be a dark side to the whole process? In this episode, Doug Poynter talks about the power of rewards and when it is good or not. He shares stories from his own clients that exhibit how dogs perceive rewards and what we’re unconsciously doing that affects them in […]

What’s The Deal With Alpha?

You’ve probably heard of the term “alpha” in your dog training journey. But this term might not mean what you think it does. Join Doug Poynter in this insightful episode as he dispels the myth about the dominant alpha. Most people think that the “alpha” is a domineering figure and dog owners often think that’s the role they should follow to get their canines under control. But this is simply false! It’s not about dominating […]

Free Dog Training Seminar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Doug Poynter, Owner betterdogsnow@gmail.com https://betterdogbehaviornow.com Free Dog Training Seminar Got a good doggo with a bad habit? You can fix it! Doug Poynter, canine behavioral expert and owner of Better Dogs Now, will present a free seminar, “How To Lead Nature’s Way and Banish Your Dog’s Problem Behavior Forever!” — new dates TBA after current social distancing rules have eased. In this seminar you will learn: The crucial, foundational ingredient needed […]

What Dog Training/Behavioral Modification Is Really About

I’ve been involved in dog training and solving K9 Behavior problems for over 20 years right here in Richmond, Virginia. Every now and then something happens that reminds me why I do this. One of those things happened today. A potential client called me and she was all wound up and scared about her dog, a female German Shepherd that wants to chase cars. The dog is strong enough that she’s pulled her owner off […]