So what does positive reinforcement have to do with voting during an election? Well, in theory, voting should be inherently reinforcing because we should feel motivated to participate in our democracy. But we all know this isn’t the case. Our lack of motivation is proof that the need is really that immediate—it’s direct reinforcement that modifies behavior.
As I write this, I can hear the whistle of my dog breathing, with the occasional snort and wiggle to relieve the itching. Miles Davis is thirteen years old, with Cushing’s Disease, sore joints, and a weak heart (only physically, of course). While I’m still trying to figure this out, I thought it would be helpful to share the ways I’ve learned to minimize stress for my aging or sickly dog.
If you are a dog owner, I’m sure you know the overwhelming feeling of wandering through the aisles of a pet supply store, or pouring over the thousands of options for collars, leashes, and harnesses online. Well, those days are over, because we have done the work for you! Here's a helpful list of dog collars, leashes, and harnesses for dogs that we have put to the test.
As I write this, I just finished a bowl of Mint Chip ice cream and I am considering a second. Or maybe I should just eat the whole carton? The fact that I am even stopping to think about it shows some impulse control. Though if I fail to resist the temptation to grab that whole carton and finish it right now, that would definitely show a lack of impulse control. We all experience impulse control (or a lack there of) on a daily basis, and so do our dogs!
Play is one of the best ways to bond with your dog, build trust, and tire that pooch out so you can both snuggle up and watch Netflix. Of course, there are appropriate and inappropriate ways to play, so read on to ensure you are providing your dog with the best forms of play. These games are guaranteed to enrich your dog's life and build your relationship!
‘Tis the season … to justify spending all your money on your pups! If you’re anything like me, you’ve already dressed them in ugly Christmas sweaters, baked them doggy-safe holiday biscuits, and danced with them to “Let it Snow.” Are you wondering what you can get them to make their holiday season even more magical? You’re in luck! We’ve done the work for you and put together this awesome holiday gift guide for dogs and dog lovers alike, guaranteed to make your darling jump for joy!
Is your dog fearful, anxious, or reactive? All of the above? When you go to a movie, do you check your phone every 30 minutes, afraid you’ll get a call from the neighbors that your dog has been crying, or worse—jumped out the window? If this sounds like a day in your life with your pooch, they are suffering from excessive, unhealthy stress, which can also put your dog’s physical health at risk. We've got some great tips to help manage your dog's anxiety and stress!
“The most amazing thing about training a German Shepherd is they are smart. The most annoying thing about training a German Shephard is they are smart,” says Trainer Kyle Kittleson. Most likely you are not going to be enrolling your German Shepherd into the police academy, but they still need a job to be fully engaged and happy in your family life. Kyle will teach you how to raise a happy German Shepherd.
Mary Tully teaches about the fascinating past of these sporting dogs – from retrieving game for hunters to current jobs like working in airports. Mary dive into history provides dog owners some insight into your retrievers present behaviors, that could be rooted from their past.
Retrievers love to….you guessed it! Retrieve! Tully’s Training Dog Trainer, Kyle Kittleson, teaches about the importance of exercising your retriever and specifically the physiological and health benefits of playing fetch with your retriever.
Mary Tully shares a brief history of the Pitbull: where they came from, and what they were used for. She also talks about the future of Pitbulls in America and what is true and false about this misunderstood dog breed.
Head Trainer, Mary Tully, teaches the in’s and out’s of Pit Bull temperament and how to choose the best dog for your family. Pit Bulls are an outgoing, fun breed of dog and Mary will explain her perspective on Pit Bull ownership.
Are you worried about how your dog will react to all the new sounds and visitors this Halloween? In this live training, Kyle and Brianna teach you exactly what you need to do if you have a dog that startles easily, barks when the doorbell rings or is scared of loud noises.
Do you know what positive reinforcement is? Have you been hearing this buzz word in dog training circles? Head trainer and founder, Mary Tully, teaches you everything you need to know about positive reinforcement and techniques to introduce positive reinforcement techniques into your relationship with your dog.
Montreal recently passed a breed-based ban on the Pit Bull breed, and sadly, they aren't alone: over the last three decades, several hundred U.S. cities and towns have passed breed-based laws like Montreal’s. Are Pit Bulls dangerous? Are they unpredictable? It's time to discuss and debunk these myths once and for all.
Fall is here! Leave are changing, the weather is crisp and beautiful. It’s the perfect time to get out and get active with your dogs. With the oppressive summer heat behind us, here are 5 ideas for fall activities to do with your dog.
Ever wondered if group dog training classes were worth it for your dog? Hear about your friends taking their puppies to large group classes and you're not sure if it worked? If you want to get the most from the group training envirnment, this post is for you! :)
Mary Tully explains why puppies bite and what you can do to help them learn what is ok to bite on and what is not ok to chew up. Puppies do three things really well: eat, sleep and bite! She’ll go over some tips for how to deal with your growing puppy.
Expert Trainer, Kyle Kittleson, shows you how to train your dog to sit the first time. No more tedious training techniques and confusion for you and your dog! Instead, allow Kyle to show you how to help your dog learn to sit the first time, and every time.
Mary Tully, Owner and Founder of Tully’s Training is coming to you live with her Los Angeles Trainer, Sarah, and Sarah’s dog, Moose. Mary and Sarah are demonstrating the proper way to teach a dog how to come when called. This is a command that all dog parents can teach their dogs.
Mary Tully, Owner and Founder of Tully’s Training is coming to you live with her beloved dog, Kai. Mary and Kai are demonstrating the proper way to teach a dog how to “stay.” This is a lifesaving command that all dog parents can teach their dogs.
Mary Tully is the Owner and Founder of Tully’s Training. She will give you 5 do’s and don’ts to consider for the first week with a new dog. Mary is passionate about helping families and dogs have the best home environment possible, and believes that happy dogs = happy homes.
Want to have a happy and balanced dog? Trainer, Kyle Kittleson, from Tully’s Training teaches how to curtail separation anxiety behaviors and he also gives great training tips for socializing your dog. If you’ve ever wanted to go to the Farmer’s Market, but didn’t take your dog because you think they will have a difficult time – this is the video for you!