Scott Sheaffer, CDBC, CPDT-KA, is a dog behavior consultant certified by IAABC (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants). He is located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and specializes in the assessment and treatment of problem dog behaviors in dogs six months and older.
This video of a police dog biting a news reporter is one of the most famous dog bites ever caught on video. The reporter is violating numerous rules when interacting with an unfamiliar dog. The dog also provides numerous signals that he is uncomfortable and wants the reporter to move back. The police officer is doing a poor job of managing the dog and unknowingly partially cues the dog to bite. The officer should have managed the reporter's interaction with the dog and read the dog's body language.
A good relationship with your dog makes all the difference. If you have a good relationship, your dog will do just about anything for you. And will be happy to do it! See what I mean in this video.
Do dogs instinctively protect their owners? In this short video, Scott Sheaffer, CDBC, CPDT-KA, will provide some answers that may surprise you.
Victoria Stilwell discusses a fatal dog attack on a one-year old boy from Las Vegas on HLN. May 1, 2012.
Dr. L. David Mech talks about the terms "alpha" and "beta" wolves and why they are no longer scientifically accurate.
The media and most people think that dogs show guilt. Not true. They show appeasing behaviors when they are afraid of their owners. This short video demonstrates how the guilt interpretation is incorrect.
A news reporter was doing an interview about a dog who was rescued by a firefighter the previous day; at the end of the interview she leaned down to kiss the dog and it bit her. Never put your dog into a dog's face - especially one you are unfamiliar with.
Why you should never put your face into the face of an unfamiliar dog, especially when restraining it as this person is doing in this video.
A frequent complaint of dog owners is that their dogs bolt by them while entering or leaving the house. This is easily fixed with the "wait" cue.