Dog Clicker Training (And Aggression)

Hey tumblr! I am going to be doing a journey of completely training a shelter dog we adopted awhile back. I’ve never trained an adult dog before, and I’ve never done clicker training before. I have trained puppies however, with good results.

The dog in question is very sweet, but has only been potty trained/crate trained. She has severe aggression issues towards men, especially men smelling of alcohol. I am going to be recall training first, and so on. But I have NEVER trained an aggressive dog before. (She does not show aggression towards me or anyone in the household, but does have redirected aggression when wanting to gnaw on men.)

Does anyone have any training resources they’d highly suggest? Books? PDFs? Websites? On ANY kind of training related to clicker training? Any advice on fixing aggression would be great as well. Only positive reinforcement training, please. I don’t believe in that Cesar Millan bullshit.



millanic and ja-ll are incredible! Please watch this before you ask ME or anyone else who is biracial (especially mixed with white) about how we identify. I remember in my freshman year of high school, my French teacher called me out during a class discussion about culture and race, asking me, “What culture do you identify with most?” I simply answered, “American,” and didn’t go any deeper into it. If I would’ve had the patience to delve further into my thoughts on this “issue,” I probably would’ve responded with exactly what Jamilla and Jasmine beautifully articulate in this video. It’s a MUST see!

Not Your Sister

Knowledge and support network for feminist WOC and their allies.

Growing up as a woman is not easy; but when you add brown? Queer? A lil punk? It is seemingly impossible.

Jam and I grew up in predominantly white communities, in predominantly white families. We were so submerged by our oppression that we didn’t even realize it was there until a good twenty years had passed us by. Once we discovered Tumblr we realized our stories weren’t uncommon. It was kind of like, wait you’re telling me your group of (white) friends actually reduced your personality to a cookie, too? We didn’t fit the molds we were expected to, but our failed efforts to try and blend in really boiled down to “my hair really doesn’t work like that.” Or - as hard as may I try, I’ll never be white. Because I’m not!

Only through discussion, critique, and most importantly visibility have we begun to feel not only comfortable in our identities, but powerful. I can say with absolute certainty that Tumblr has been a crucial part of facilitating that growth.

In the past year or so, we’ve been doing a lot of learning and unlearning. Thanks to the internet, we’ve been able to do that side by side with PoC and our allies from all across the world who would we never have had the chance to learn with and from before. This space is for important words, books, stories, selfies and everything in between. This space is for us.

xo, Tanisha + Jam

anonymous asked:

what are your thoughts on Cesar Millan? his methods on training dogs etc? I've seen some people strongly disagree with how he trains dogs, even consider them abusive. I saw one time suggest to a dog owner to not greet her dogs when she gets home because it's not good to let the dog know you're happy to see them? please explain I want to see what you have to say :-)


There are many things to be said, but the fact that the Alpha Dominance Theory has been disproved… kinda says it all. This video is very informative and I hope everyone watches it! 

2jam4u  asked:

Hey I need to find some vinyl stores in the city, anyone know of any?

Here is the most recent BlogTO round up of record stores that sell vinyl: I would have just copied my recommendations from their list anyway — so best to go right to the source. :D

falloutjosie  asked:

to the person with the german shepherd- remember that dogs are pack animals and are cousins of wolves, so they are naturally inclined to be aggressive at times. but do seek a trainer.

Is this Cesar Millan?

craktil  asked:

Your're my favorite Tumblr blog. Thanks for helping people understand animals. What do you think of Cesar Millan and his methods? Personally I find them not good, especially when it's about (even small) slaps. Greetings from Germany!

Aww, thank you!

As to CM… here’s The Damage of Dog Whispering, which totally wasn’t originally self-published originally through this weird blue website. 



We’ve entered the Dog Days of Summer, a phrase which – according to the Merriam Webster Idioms Dictionary – refers to “hot, sultry summer weather; also, a period of stagnation…the period between early July and early September, when Sirius, the so-called Dog Star, rises and sets with the sun.”


How to Raise the Perfect Dog: Through Puppyhood and Beyond by Cesar Millan, Melissa Jo Peltier

From the bestselling author and star of National Geographic Channel’s Dog Whisperer, the only resource you’ll need for raising a happy, healthy dog.

Zak George’s Dog Training Revolution: The Complete Guide to Raising the Perfect Pet with Love by Zak George, Dina Roth Port

Celebrity dog trainer, YouTube sensation, and Animal Planet star Zak George presents a next-generation guide that uses his infectiously energetic style to teach dog-lovers everything they need to know about raising and training their unique pup.

Dog Songs: Poems by Mary Oliver

A collection of new and favorite poems, celebrating the dogs that have enriched the poet’s world

The Complete Dog Breed Book (DK)

The ultimate dog breed resource book, The Complete Dog Breed Book has everything from dog grooming to dog training to caring for a dog to, yes, a breakdown of dog breeds for prospective breeders and prospective dog owners.

Beloved Dog by Maira Kalman

In Beloved Dog, renowned artist and author Maira Kalman brings us the dogs in her life, as only she can, and the lessons they have for us all.



The Best Days are Dog Days by Aaron Meshon

From playtime to naptime, pup and his sis do everything together—which means that every day is a delight!

My Life in Dog Years by Gary Paulsen, Ruth Wright Paulsen

Gary Paulsen has owned dozens of unforgettable and amazing dogs. In each chapter he tells of one special dog, among them Cookie, the sled dog who saved his life; Snowball, the puppy he owned as a boy in the Philippines; Ike, his mysterious hunting companion; Dirk, the grim protector; and his true friend Josh, a brilliant border collie.

The Perfect Dog by Kevin O'Malley

Fans of The Pigeon Wants a Puppy and Charlie the Ranch Dog will fall in love with this vibrant picture book about one girl’s quest to find the perfect dog for her family.

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