Posts Tagged: Dog Film Festival

Do You Have to Bribe Your Dog? Or Do You Reward Her?

Posted by & filed under Bloggers, Pet Tips, Tracie Hotchner.

There’s a general misunderstanding floating around about what “positive reinforcement” means in training, and the use of food rewards that often accompanies it. There are some “old fashioned” trainers who dismiss reward-based learning concepts as being “bribery” and think a dog should do what you want because he “wants to please you” or is obedient […]

The Dog Film Festival Was Boffo in Chicago!

Posted by & filed under Bloggers, Tracie Hotchner.

The dog lovers of Chicago came out in droves to see the Dog Film Festival at the wonderful Music Box theater, which worked right alongside the Festival team in doing PR. We chose Chicago because our national sponsor the Petco Foundation had given a grant to the great shelter group PAWS Chicago, which also helped to […]

September is National Service Dog Month

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  September is National Service Dog month and a chance for all of us to reflect on how the human-canine bond directly impacts the quality of life for those people who depend on a dog to get them out and about. Over the past couple of years I have become increasingly aware of the powerful […]