Self Help

This crash course is designed to give a solid foundation of knowledge to motivated pet owners.

Introduction to Foundation Style Dog Training

Introduction to Canine Behavior--> Welcome to the introductory series of the web site. This is your starting point for: Troubleshooting...

Introduction to Canine Behavior

<--Introduction to Foundation Style Dog Training Canine Culture-->  Ethology is the first step. It is the foundation, that all...

Introduction to Canine Culture

<--Introduction to Canine Behavior Breed-Specific Behavior--> Here are some basics you need to know about dog culture: The most important concept...

Breed-Specific Behavior

<--Canine Culture Canine Body Language and Vocalization--> As a dog owner, it is essential to understand your dog's breed-specific behavioral...

Canine Body Language and Vocalization

<--Breed-Specific Behavior Introduction to Dog Health--> Here, we will introduce some references on canine communication, for you to start with....

Introduction to Dog Health

<--Canine Body Language and Vocalization Introduction to Behavioral Problems--> Health is the next step in our foundation because it must...

Introduction to Behavioral Problems

<--Introduction to Dog Health Introduction to Aggression--> If you have read through this introduction from the beginning and have done...

Introduction to Aggression

<--Introduction to Behavioral Problems Introduction to Drive Balance--> Even if you are not experiencing a problem with your dog due...

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Introduction to Drive Balance

<--Introduction to Aggression Introduction to Attitude--> Drive balance is the 6th layer on our pyramid, because properly balancing the working...

Introduction to Attitude in Dog Training

<--Introduction to Drive Balance Introduction to Management--> Before we actually train a dog, we must think about how we are...

Introduction to Management

<--Introduction to Attitude Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis--> A good Management plan is a must early in a training program...

Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis

<--Management Leadership--> Successful dog training plans should always follow the standards outlined in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).  Going forward you...

Introduction to Leadership

<--Applied Behavior Analysis Habitation--> Leadership exercises are the most overlooked and important prerequisites to solving and preventing virtually every canine...

Introduction to Housebreaking

<--Leadership Introduction to Anxiety--> Housebreaking is more than teaching a dog not to pee and poop in the home. Housebreaking...

Corrections in Dog Training

Correction in a dog’s world – The correct time and place to correctly use corrections! Let me stress that correction...

Housebreaking Chart (Habitation Chart)

Use this chart to find trends in ANY unwanted behaviors and replace with wanted behaviors. Record everything: feeding time, play...

Introduction to Anxiety

<--Habitation Introduction to Obedience Training--> Fear, is a very rudimentary emotion, necessary for survival. However, prolonged fearful states can have...

Introduction to Obedience Training

<--Introduction to Anxiety This is the Foundation Style Dog Training obedience check-list.  It breaks down the steps, which will need...