Author Archives for David Codr

About David Codr

We are a team of dog behaviorists and trainers who use positive reinforcement and dog psychology to help dogs learn how you want them to act and behave.

We are completely force free, never use punishment based tools (such as pinch collars, shock collars, choke chains, etc) or dominance based methods (alpha rolls, harsh leash corrections, etc).

If you are tired of rearranging your life due to dog problems, give us a call. You can have a calm, well mannered dog tonight.

How to Stop a Dog From Acting Agressive to Strangers

June 23, 2022 11:29 am Published by

For the Santa Monica dog behavior session we worked with Zuma, sharing tips to stop a dog from acting aggressive to strangers. When working with dogs with behaviro issues, its important to realize that all dog behavior is trying to achieve something. In Zuma‘s case,... Read More

Some Positive Tips to Stop Dog Barking

Stop dog barking
June 6, 2022 4:53 pm Published by

For this Omaha dog behavior session we shared tips to stop dog barking to help Belle (right) and her roomie Bailey, a four year old Great Pyrenees mix. The guardians had won this free in-home dog training session at one of our 10 Year Anniversary... Read More

Helping a Rescue Dog Who’s Fearful of Strangers

Fearful of Strangers
April 12, 2022 4:14 pm Published by

For this Santa Monica dog training session we worked with beautiful 6 year-old Beagle mix Snickers who is fearful of strangers. Snickers is a pretty fearful rescue dog. It took her guardians quite a bit of time to earn her trust. In fact, her male... Read More

Im Zeke, An Abused Rescue Dog Looking for a New Home

April 11, 2022 3:49 pm Published by

Hi there, my name is Zeke and I am a 1 year-old German Shepherd, Corgi and Border Collie mix who is looking for a forever home. I had a bit of a difficult puppyhood. My previous guardian’s partner spanked me for making mistakes or doing... Read More

An Easy Way to Stop Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Separation Anxiety
April 7, 2022 5:52 pm Published by

For this LA dog training session we worked with three-year-old Lab Beagle mix Ripper (pictured here with his roomie, 12 year-old Chihuahua mix Mardi), sharing tips to stop separation anxiety in dogs. We started off the session by going over a number of dog behavior... Read More

Tips to Teach a Pug to Stop Chasing Cars That Pass By

stop chasing cars
April 3, 2022 2:35 pm Published by

For this LA dog training session we worked with 5 year-old pug Heath, training him to stop chasing cars. After chatting with his guardian about his behaviors, we covered some dog training fundamentals; introducing and use of marker words, when to introduce cues, dog consent,... Read More

How to Stop Dog Nipping Using Positive Reinforcement

Stop dog nipping
April 1, 2022 4:31 pm Published by

For today’s LA dog training session we shared tips to teach 5 year-old Chihuahua / Cocker cross Olive (Pictured here with her roomies, from left; Kole, Lightning and Bernolui) how to stop dog nipping people who move or stand up. We started the session out... Read More

Training a Reactive Dog to Stop Lunging an Strangers

lunges at people
March 16, 2022 5:22 pm Published by

For this West LA dog training session we worked with Boba, a Black Lab rescue dog who is sometimes a little anxious and barks and lunges at people who speak to him. I had worked with Boba a few times during corona and while he... Read More