Winter Puppy Syndrome

By Gaby Dufresne-Cyr, CBT
Every spring I see a reoccurring phenomenon. I've termed this event Winter Puppy Syndrome*. The cyclical event occurs every spring and affects the behaviour of thousands of dogs. Winter Puppy Syndrome is an insidious phenomenon…

How to Train "Sit", The Social-Cognitive Way.

By Gaby Dufresne-Cyr, CBT

This week's article will focus on one behaviour we believe is an essential component to your dog's behaviour repertoire. We will discuss and teach you how to do a perfect sit. In future weeks, we…

Dog Companionship No More.

By Gaby Dufresne-Cyr, CBT

I've written a lot of articles in past years, yet one type of article stands out from the group, relationship articles. People are fascinated with human-dog relationships and strive to understand their companions. Science teaches us…

Dog Training Prices

By Gaby Dufresne-Cyr, CBT

This post is intended for pet owners and dog training or behaviour professionals alike. It might be a negative read for some, all the while be informative for others. If you are upset about this article…

Dog Emotional Attachment

By Gaby Dufresne-Cyr, CBT

We know dogs have emotions and form bonds with us; however, sometimes human-animal attachments seem broken, or worse, unable to develop. Today, we will explore the various reasons why this happens, but more importantly, how can…

Dog Backwards is God; Tell Me Something I Don't Know.

By Gaby Dufresne-Cyr, CBT

I normally don't talk about my personal life because I try to keep a professional profile. That being said, today I want to share of myself because of the countless number of times people have told…

​From Yoga to Doga

By Gaby Dufresne-Cyr, CBT
The shift from yoga to doga was inevitable and if you stop for a moment to think about it, most asanas come from the animal world: upward dog, downward dog, cat, cow, fish, cobra, etc. Doga…

Think Outside The Box

By Gaby Dufresne-Cyr, CBT

The catch phrase think outside the box means to think in new ways in order to release one's creative potential. In the dog training world, think outside the box means to stop training with traditional punishment…

Canine Comunication

By Gaby Dufresne-Cyr, CBT
What is communication?
Dictionaries state: 

1. The ability to communicate, to establish a relation with others, which brings me to the word communicate. 
2. To give knowledge, sharing with someone. 
3. To be in a relationship…

​Reinforce Resilience

By Gaby Dufresne-Cyr, CBT
In the last Blog, I tried to persuade readers to engage in a healthy discussion about what it means to be a dog professional. Today, we will take a look at learning and resilience. Note: to…

Emotional Dog Training

By Gaby Dufresne-Cyr, CBT

This article will undoubtedly appear as a controversial piece to many, so be it! I accept the divergence of opinions, for I am open to constructive criticism and capable of objective dialogue. My purpose is to make people…