Entries by Kim Merritt

Counter Conditioning

Announcer:                  Welcome to Good Dog Pro, the weekly video podcast that’s all about having a good dog without using fear or pain. Hosted by Drayton Michaels, CTC, Pitbull guru and founder of Urban Dogs and ModernDogTraining.com; and Kim Merritt, co-founder of GoodDogInABox.com and GoodDogPro.com, and founder of The URL Doctor.

Celebrating Pit Bull Awareness Month with Pit Bulls And The Truth

October is Pit Bull Awareness Month and October 25th is National Pit Bull Awareness Day. While there have been substantial gains in the understanding and empathy for dogs classified as “pit bulls,” there are still 27 states in the US that have bans or restrictions against this and other dog breeds. Drayton and Kim discuss […]

When to Use a Veterinary Behaviorist, The “Psychiatrist” of the Dog World

Dr. Amy Pike, DVM, DACVB, IAABC-CABC, Boarded Veterinary Behaviorist talks about the role a vet behaviorist plays in dealing with aggression and extreme fear in dogs. One of only 84 vet behaviorists in North America, Dr. Pike is a specialist in behavior medicine, who is essentially the “psychiatrist” of the veterinary world. She discusses her […]

Puppy Play Development

Have a new puppy or thinking of getting one? You won’t want to miss this episode of Good Dog Pro, where Drayton and Kim discuss puppy development and puppy socialization. Drayton talks about the importance of puppy group classes and why you want to expose your young puppy to other puppies in supervised play situations. […]

Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas Safety with Kids & Dogs

Cathy Reisfeld, Michelle McCarthy, CDBC, and Kim Merritt, discuss how to plan a safe holiday season with kids and dog. Learn about safety plans and dog management during Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s. Get great tips and tricks for how to manage your pups during the holiday season. From how to go trick […]