Before You Adopt

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What you should know

All dogs are different and have their own unique personalities, so we will give you a few resources on what to expect and do when you are adopting a dog. We strongly advise you to read the following materials before you adopt.


 

THE OLD WAY: CONFLICT & COERCION

The dominance approach creates an atmosphere of fear, and competition between humans and pets. Learn more >

DOMINANCE IS NOT THE ROOT OF BAD BEHAVIOR

It is also now clear that dominance is generally not the cause of bad behavior. Learn more >

 

LEADERSHIP WITHOUT FORCE BUT WITH REINFORCEMENT

So what is the root of unruly behavior? Animals (and humans) behave in undesirable ways. Learn more >

WE AREN'T DOGS, AND OUR DOGS KNOW IT

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The very presumption that our dogs would even consider us humans to be members of their canine pack is simply ludicrous. Learn more >

 

A BETTER WAY OF TRAINING BY SOPHIA LYN

Get tips on how to train your dog from Dr. Sophia Yin. Learn more >

FINAL WORD
 

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In fact, understanding what can drive a dog to bite the family kids is pretty simple. They are the same.
Learn more >