The CANINE CHRONICLES: Mozart

Hello! My name is Mozart. Actually, Mozart is not my real name, but my alias. You might ask why a dog would need an alias. I must admit that I have been a naughty boy and want to keep my identity on the down-low. I want to protect the innocent, especially my mom & dad, who I love with all my big doggy heart.

I am a major fan of my bro, Beethoven. I hear comments about his movies all the time. Strangers even call me Beethoven. The main reason is pretty darn obvious. But alas, I am no Beethoven. He was a hero in the films, just like Lassie. No, I am a trouble-maker. I am more like his naughty yet complex brother. I chose my alias to be similar to Beethoven, but the naughty version. From what I hear about the genius human called Mozart, he had boundless energy and did not always follow the rules. Yet he turned out to be brilliant. That sounds just like me! Or … what I really want to be. Continue reading

What is The Dog’s Perspective?

The Dog’s Perspective

The Dog’s Perspective is a dog training philosophy that is both dog-friendly and human-friendly. All training techniques are not only humane, but more importantly “dogmane”. This training philosophy is a canine-version of Positive Discipline, a popular parenting model for human children. Positive Discipline incorporates all four quadrants in operant conditioning to better parent and educate children. Likewise, the Dog’s Perspective utilizes all four quadrants of operant conditioning in a similar way to raise and train dogs. Continue reading

Positive Discipline Dog Training

The Dog’s Perspective

If you have human children, you probably have heard of Positive Discipline. If you have doggy fur-babies, you most likely have heard of Positive Training. While the Human’s Perspective advocates positive training methods, the Dog’s Perspective advocates and applies positive discipline to dog training. The obvious question is – are these training approaches the same or different? Although the names, positive discipline and positive training, are very similar and based on the same learning theory with the ultimate goal of training dogs, their approaches to training and success rates are quite different. Continue reading

How to Train Your Dog by Thinking like a Dog

The Dogs Perspective

Training Philosophy

The term “training philosophy” is the method or approach someone uses in training a dog. Any training method or approach should focus on the dogs perspective – how dogs think. This is of the utmost importance. Why should this be? Because, it is the dogs perspective that really matters in dog training. We humans have some idea of how we want to train our dogs, but we need to communicate our human intents to canine understandings. Continue reading

2014 Holidays – Thanksgiving

We hope everyone is having a wonderful & safe start to the Holiday Season. All of our little turkeys are thankful to be part of our loving family – we know yours are too!
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Welcome to our Dog Blog!

Welcome to Lucky Dog Training LLC‘s Dog Blog. The goal of this blog is multifaceted. First, we will share latest and greatest information about dogs, including (but not limited to) training, behavior, nutrition, health, etc.  Publications pertaining to our faithful companions are popular topics, both in mainstream and scientific literature. Our objective is to sift through this information, verify the validity of the sources, and provide summaries that would be of interest to dog lovers everywhere. Although scientific literature can be dense, difficult to read and confusing, we will cut through all the scientific jargon to make the information easy to understand.

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