Myth: When a Dog Goes Through the Door First It Means He “Thinks He’s Alpha”

"It's the UPS Guy!"

If your dog gets overly excited when you come home or when guests or the UPS guy comes over—barking, jumping up, spinning around in crazy circles, even accidentally urinating—what is the best way to solve the problem?

Simple. Teach her that every time you or someone else comes through the door, her job is to grab a toy and bring it to them so that person can throw...

So What Happened to Annie?

In my previous guest post I wrote about how I discovered that Freudian psychology can and should be applied to dog training, a lesson I learned from a Wheaten terrier named Annie who was obsessively licking the doorknob of her owners’ apartment door.

My recommendations to Annie’s owners were that they “re-puppify” her: Take her back to the days before they’d punished her mouthing, and let her do what she’d been longing to do at the...

This Is Not Annie

Freud is back!

Thanks to recent breakthroughs in neurobiology, much of modern psychology, which for years had minimized Freud’s contributions, has been forced to admit that Freud was right. Not just about some things, but a whole lot of them.

Freud started as a neuroologist, publishing several important and influential papers, and coining terms for psycho-neurological defects such as agnosia (the inability to know things) among several others...

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