The Lab Coach – Coaching Your Labrador to Success

The Lab Coach
Hi! My name is Adam and I run The Lab Coach.

The Lab Coach is a resource for all Lab owners out there to get to know their dog better and develop an even better relationship with them.

Complete Blog URL: thelabcoach.com

About the blogger(s): Adam Baker is a black Labrador owner who decided to start a blog about the subject – simply put!

Blog’s Twitter URL: twitter.com/thelabcoach

Blog’s Facebook URL: www.facebook.com/thelabcoach/

The Little Bear Dog Blog

Blog Name: The Little Bear Dog Blog

Complete Blog URL: thelittlebeardogblog.wordpress.com

General category (dog, cat, all, other): dog

If breed-specific blog, name of breed(s): Miniature Schnauzer, Labrador Retriever

Blog description: Little Bear is a fearful and reactive Mini Schnauzer. The Little Bear Dog Blog is about our journey as we learn together how best to deal with his fears and how I learn how to handle a reactive dog. Annie, our rescue Labrador, is also featured.

About the blogger(s): I’m not a trainer or a behaviourist, I’m just a dog lover who got a rude awakening when this little fella turned out to be nothing like the chilled out dogs of my youth.

I started blogging as a way of saving my friends from glazing over at my constant dog chatter, but I’m always thrilled and incredibly humbled when people say they found it useful.

Now my focus is on sharing my experiences and our progress so that people can know that there’s hope for reactive dogs and that along the way, there’s support and the comfort of shared experiences available.

Blog’s Twitter URL: twitter.com/#!/littlebeardog

Rocco’s House

Blog Name: Rocco’s House

Complete Blog URL: www.roccoshouse.com

General category (dog, cat, all, other): dog

Blog description: A dog blog based on a simple yet profound concept: Dogs are supposed to be fun!

About the blogger(s): 47 is a dog groomer/lover with a passion for sharing her knowledge.

Rocco is an almost 3 year old Chihuahua well known in the neighborhood as a “Crazy smart dog who knows lots of tricks!”

Leia is…well…new. She’ll get there.

Companion Animal Psychology Blog

Blog Name: Companion Animal Psychology Blog

Complete Blog URL: www.companionanimalpsychology.com

General category (dog, cat, all, other): dog, cat

Blog description: CAPB answers common questions about companion animals, and keeps up to date with the latest knowledge about canine and feline communication and cognition. What’s the best way to train a dog? Why is positive reinforcement so important? Are cats social creatures? Is it better to get one kitten or two? You can join the discussion and leave comments about any aspect of companion animal behaviour.

About the blogger(s): CAPB has a PhD in Psychology and an MFA Creative Writing. Two cats and two dogs assist the humans with this blog.

Blog’s Twitter URL: twitter.com/#!/CompAnimalPsych

My Positive Dog Training Blog

Blog Name: My Positive Dog Training Blog

Complete Blog URL: mypositivedogtrainingblog.com

General category (dog, cat, all, other): dog

Blog description: The purpose of this blog is to help dogs by educating people. We have learned so much about how dogs think and learn over the past decade but there are many people who still haven’t heard the good news. The science-based proven best way to train animals (not just dogs) is with positive reinforcement and negative punishment. The old dominance and compulsion training methods using fear, force or pain have been proven to be less effective and even harmful to the human/canine bond. We are trying to get the message out through all the noise of local “traditional” trainers and the TV stars.

What’s your favorite pet tip that you would like to share with fellow pet lovers?: Training should be fun for you and your dog. You never need to use fear, force or pain. Positive reinforcement has been determined by study after study to be the fastest, most effective and humane way to teach your dog the behaviors you want and strengthen the human/canine bond.

About the blogger(s): Linda Trunell is an accredited pet dog trainer and member of The Pet Professional Guild. She teaches people and their dogs how to communicate and live together as loving companions.

Blog’s Twitter URL: twitter.com/LindaTrunell

Blog’s Facebook URL: www.facebook.com/#!/linda.trunell.5

Rubicon Days

rubicon2Blog Name: Rubicon Days

Complete Blog URL: myrubicondays.blogspot.com/

General category (dog, cat, all, other): dog

Blog description: This recently-started blog follows the adventures of a one-year-old, red-and-white, brilliant-but-reactive Border Collie/Jack Russell mix named Arco Ruby Pearl. Ruby was rescued in August 2013 from a high-kill shelter in Arkansas and transported to Colorado where she lived in a foster home until her adoption. Having just lost my two fourteen year old dogs within ten days of one another, it was important that I welcome another four-footed friend into my life.

Ruby has proven to be both delightful and challenging, requiring me to learn everything I can about dog body language, behavior and training. In three months we have become very attached to one another and I enjoy chronicling our progress with Rubicon Days. Ruby knows or is working on around twenty-five commands and we have hopes of one day participating in agility or flyball. The blog includes photos, a training diary, product reviews and general updates with a focus on positive reinforcement training methods. Anyone interested in this particular mix, herding breeds, Terriers, fearful or reactive dogs, traveling with dogs in Colorado or building a relationship with a newly-adopted shelter or rescue dog might find this blog to their liking.

What’s your favorite pet tip that you would like to share with fellow pet lovers?: Every animal is an individual.

About the blogger(s): I live in Colorado with my dog, cat and two retired horses. My interests include running, biking, cooking, reading, poetry and dogs.

Blog’s Facebook URL: www.facebook.com/rubicondays

Doggone Safe

Blog Name: Doggone Safe

Complete Blog URL: http://www.doggonesafe.blogspot.com/

General category (dog, cat, all, other): dog

Blog description: Dedicated to dog bite prevention, child safety around dogs and dog bite victim support. The Doggone Safe blog provides information for parents, kids and dog owners about dog body language, dog behavior, dog training and how to keep both kids and dogs safe.

About the blogger(s): Joan Orr M.Sc. – President and co-founder of Doggone Safe, member Karen Pryor Clicker Expo Faculty, creator of many award-winning products.

Jennifer Shryock – Doggone Safe Vice President, mother of four with expertise in dog/child relations, baby safety around dogs and early childhood education. Creator of the Dogs & Storks program for expectant parents and the Dog and Baby Connection for parents of toddlers with dogs.

Blog’s Facebook URL: www.facebook.com/DoggoneSafe

My Good, Bad, Diva Dogs

Blog Name: My Good, Bad, Diva Dogs

Complete Blog URL: mygoodbaddivadogs.com

General category (dog, cat, all, other): dog

If breed-specific blog, name of breed(s): Great Dane

Blog description: The days in the lives of my very spunky Great Danes. A lot about my struggles with leash reactivity and my committment to my dogs.

About the blogger(s): 50 something puppy mom living in California

Keep it Simple Stupid Dog Blog

Blog Name: Keep it Simple Stupid Dog Blog

Complete Blog URL: muttzmembers.blogspot.com

General category (dog, cat, all, other): dog

Blog description: Ravings and Ramblings from a long haired dog trainer! This blog is a guilty pleasure for me and me alone. It gives me a chance to share the things that promote positive science-based dog training or things that just make us think about dog training in a better way. Either way, I love writing it and finding cool stuff for you to check out. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do putting it out there!

About the blogger(s): Mike Deathe is a stay-at-home dad who found his passion as a dog trainer in 2008. He enjoys identifying unique and useful “muttz” related products. He is the author of Keep It Simple Stupid (K.I.S.S.) Pet Blog. Mike has had dogs since he was four years old and there are currently four dogs and two cats living in his home! As an avid pet lover, he regularly sees the number of dogs and cats that never find a home. In 2009, he and his wife Kate founded Muttz “R” Us, a t-shirt and pet product company with a philanthropic motto of “Adopt a Pet, Save a Life.” In 2010 Muttz “R” Us also launched KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID DOG TRAINING! Visit us at facebook or twitter or follow the blog @http://muttzmembers.blogspot.com/ or check out the website @www.muttzrus.com for more details.

Blog’s Twitter URL: twitter.com/MuttzRUs

Blog’s Facebook URL: www.facebook.com/kissdogtraining

Ewa’s Blog

Blog Name: Ewa’s Blog – Dog Training Tips and Tricks for Dog & Puppy Owners

Complete Blog URL: www.withewa.com/blog/

General category (dog, cat, all, other): dog

Blog description: This blog is to share my knowledge in dog training, animal behaviour and dog grooming with you.

About the blogger(s): Highly successful, inspirational dog trainer and groomer, Ewa Highland, now presents her unique, friendly approach to dog training and grooming.

Blog’s Twitter URL: twitter.com/ewahighland

Blog’s Facebook URL: www.facebook.com/dogswithewa