Little Dogs with the Little Dog Guru

Little dogs have special needs and are more prone to fear, stress and reactivity. Take a deep dive into all things small this week with Drayton Michaels, CTC, as he discusses the needs of little dogs. From the proper ways to approach and pick up a small dog to how to counter condition using a […]

Dog Play for Adolescent & Adult Dogs

What is dog play and why is it important? In a followup to his article, “Dog Play & Prediction Error,” Drayton Michaels, CTC, talks about shaping dog play and the need for getting your dog into regular, supervised play with doggie friends. It’s not just us humans that need friends and benefit from the social […]

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; and Kim Merritt, co-founder of and, 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 […]

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. […]