6 Common Dog Training Errors

Part of learning to successfully train an animal involves honing our skills as part of the process. As many of you have heard me suggest, and as it says in this post, “to change our dogs’ behavior, we have to change our own.” Check out the full article by “Eileen and Dogs” HERE for tips on how […]

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An Open Letter to Owners Who Think Treats are Bribery

“Sleazy trainers know you wish to create this moral being and will prey on you, telling you that these things don’t actually hurt or scare him.  They’ll label fear “respect.”  They’ll tell you that treats corrupt.  If you want to believe it badly enough, your cowering dog won’t matter as much as his fictitious moral improvement […]

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Things Dog Trainers Hate to Hear

“The dominance theory has been disproven. It’s over. The world is not flat. It’s round. People – get on board.” A lot of truth in this article! Read on HERE…

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The Perfect Trainer!

It is no secret that I am a fan of Denise Fenzi, and this blog post of hers is definitely one of my favorites – so very true!!   Check it out HERE!

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Is avoiding correction:”withholding half of the information?”

“I often hear it said that avoiding correction is “withholding half of the information that dogs needs to succeed.”  The idea is that by telling the dog both when when they are right AND when they are wrong, that they can learn with more clarity, and therefore be happier dogs who understand exactly what we want from them. […]

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Selene M.

I contacted Kristin for help after experiencing 18 months of problem behavior from my 2 year old Boston Terrier. He was afraid of everything and this made him aggressive and unpredictable. Walking him was a nightmare as he frequently lunged at passers by/other dogs; at home he would nip people and also attack our other […]

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Nikki S.

Kristin is AMAZING!  She is soooo knowledgeable, soooo experienced, soooo kind!  We have used her board & train services for two weeks as well as private training sessions.  I can’t possibly thank or recommend her highly enough!  She has transformed our goldendoodle puppy and worked with our entire family to give us all the tools […]

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Lauren S.

We have been working with Kristin for the past couple of months to help us with some behavioral issues with our dogs.  She has taught us great positive reinforcement techniques like BAT and desensitization.  I really appreciate that she comes to our home and really talks to us about the issues at hand, and addresses […]

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Taru V.

I have been working with Kristin Burke via video and email from Finland (distance coaching). I have been really happy with Kristin. Could not have found a better trainer. She is extremely knowledgeable, really experienced and kind. She provides feedback to my videos and answers to my emails always within 24 hours, so I can […]

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Holly G.

We have been working with Kristin for a few months for our 3 year old chihuahua mix who developed fear and anxiety around other dogs. Not only is Kristin extremely knowledgeable, but she has a unique skill set as a trainer and a history of training horses as well. She focuses on positive methods to […]

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