Standards in Dog Training and Realistic Expectations

The latest in the 'better world' series about dogs and cats.

By Zazie Todd, PhD
Standards in dog training would make the world better for dogs, like this happy dog playing in a field

For more information, you can read how to make the world better for dogs and how to make the world better for cats.

Cats like short but frequent interactions, like this one being stroked on the head. Part of the 'better world' series about cats and dogs

Zazie Todd, PhD, is the author of Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy. She is the founder of the popular blog Companion Animal Psychology, where she writes about everything from training methods to the human-canine relationship. She also writes a column for Psychology Today and has received the prestigious Captain Haggerty Award for Best Training Article in 2017. Todd lives in Maple Ridge, BC, with her husband and two cats.

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  1. I've just read an article in the local press on a dog bit its owner to death at home. One comment on this was that the writer of it himself already killed his dog for bad behaviour (snapping.)

    Long way to go till one tries to understand what happened using applied behaviour analysis to then change things for the better. Hope we will get a step further in the ethical treatment


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