Baby Steps to Success

One of the toughest things about dog training (or training any animal) is that the beginning of training rarely looks like the end product. Now, you can try starting at the end result and hammer your way into what you hope is close to that, or you can start small and work your way up. […]

What I Learned on my Mini-Mal Vacation

Last year I went on the ultimate Malinois vacation and returned home with Mulder. This year, it’s all about continuing education for us, so with the encouragement of my club members, I wrangled an extra day off of work and went to the PSA (Protection Sports Association) Nationals.  Two days of high level competition in […]

New In Town

While it’s been a couple of months of settling in and updating the website, I’m pleased to announce the Bad Dogs Gone Good is up and going in southwestern Ontario. Who am I? I’m Sarah, a certified dog behavior consultant. I previously lived in on the west coast, and I come with a vast array […]

Taking A Bite Out of Good-bye

Issues in behavior consulting come in threes – this is a purely anecdotal observation of mine, but you can quote me on it.  Recently, I ran into three dogs that all would grab a person’s hand when the person was about to leave the dog.  Faces drop, the “E” word starts to be uttered – […]