Entries by Dianne Lopez

Ep 15: How can we help our fearful or reactive dogs? It’s all about knowing thresholds and desensitization!

Megan Arey, AAS, CPDT-KA, CGC Evaluator Owner & Trainer talks today about fear, reactivity, thresholds, and desensitization!  Do you have a fearful or reactive dog?  Most dogs have these reactions at some point in their life and today Megan goes in-depth on each type of reaction and how we can help our dogs in these situations, so […]

EP 14: What is the Lima Hierarchy?

Megan Arey, AAS, CPDT-KA, CGC Evaluator Owner & Trainer talks today about the Lima Hierarchy!  Have you ever heard of it before?  Well, most people haven’t.  According to the CCPDT website, “LIMA describes a trainer or behavior consultant who uses the least intrusive, minimally aversive strategy out of a set of humane and effective tactics […]

EP 13: Lessons from the Dog Trainers Round Table: What Are My Options for Dog Training Classes?

Megan Arey, AAS, CPDT-KA, CGC Evaluator Owner & Trainer talks again with Laura Gendron, owner of Miss Behavior Training & Louise Daigle, owner of Red Pointy Dog Training in our first of many, Dog Trainer Round Table episodes.  Laura is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, & holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and an Associate’s degree in […]

Ep 11: What is Reinforcement?

So, what is reinforcement for dogs? Think you know? Guess again! Megan Arey, AAS, CPDT-KA, CGC Evaluator Owner and Trainer talks today about Reinforcement! Learn from Megan as she continues her series on communication and shares how dogs view reinforcement differently than humans and how we can learn to reinforce the dogs in front of […]

Ep 9: Barking! Why Won’t They Stop?

Megan Arey, AAS, CPDT-KA, CGC Evaluator Owner and Trainer talks today about Barking! Everyone’s favorite topic!  Learn from Megan as she shares WHY dogs bark, the purpose of it, and how to effectively manage dogs who tend to bark a lot. She teaches how to help set realistic expectations, based on “the dog in front […]

Ep 8: Expectations! Realistic, Unrealistic and Assumed!

Megan Arey, AAS, CPDT-KA, CGC Evaluator Owner and Trainer talks today about the importance of Expectations! Realistic, Unrealistic, and Assumed.  Learn from Megan as she touches on last week’s episode, “How To Train The Dog In Front Of You”, and then shares how to set realistic expectations that will set you and your dog up for success […]

Ep 7: Train The Dog In Front Of You

Megan Arey, AAS, CPDT-KA, CGC Evaluator Owner and Trainer talks today about the importance of learning to Train the Dog In Front of You.  Over her break, Megan was able to spend some time thinking of her own goals for 2022 and reflected on what that might mean to her.  She realized that all the […]