4 Other Ways Fido is Trying to Talk to You

We all know the happy dog tail, wagging back and forth to express joy at a bone or a new toy.  But dogs use much more than their tails to communicate and a wagging tail, when paired with other movements, doesn't always mean a happy pooch.  Here are four other ways your dogs is trying [...]

By | February 5th, 2017|Dog Training, Education, Tips & Advice|Comments Off on 4 Other Ways Fido is Trying to Talk to You

Five Cold Weather Myths

Five Cold Weather Myths : Protecting Your Pet This Winter   Like it or not, winter weather has arrived!  You’ve likely turned up the heat, stocked up on firewood and pulled out the boots and sweaters from storage. But what have you done to prepare your four-legged friends for the chilly weather?  If you think [...]

By | January 5th, 2017|About Animals, Education, Tips & Advice|Comments Off on Five Cold Weather Myths

Fences Make Good Neighbors—and Frustrate Some Dogs

NOTE: this piece was originally published on the author's personal blog. It is used with permission. Part of dog ownership is making sure your pooch gets the right amount of exercise for his age, breed, size, and temperament. Walks are necessary, and a great activity for dogs, but walks alone won’t meet most large, boisterous [...]

By | December 28th, 2016|Dog Training, Education, Tips & Advice, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fences Make Good Neighbors—and Frustrate Some Dogs

The Space Between the Notes

NOTE: this piece was originally published on the author's blog. It is used with permission. Most dog owners are pretty familiar with how to meet a dog’s basic needs. These include quality food, fresh water, proper shelter, proper grooming, and veterinary care. Dogs require the above primary needs to survive. Many dog owners also understand that dogs [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|Dog Training, Education, Tips & Advice, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Space Between the Notes

One-Trial Learning

Remember, if you can, learning how to ride a bike, or use roller skates, ride a skateboard, throw or hit a ball, or dance a routine as a young child. If you grew up in the age before video, you were shown what to do by someone who had already mastered the skill. Patiently or [...]

By | October 18th, 2016|Dog Training, Education, Tips & Advice, Uncategorized|Comments Off on One-Trial Learning

Living in Harmony with Coyotes: Humane Education Adult Speaker Series

Living in Harmony with Coyotes Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT) Presented by nationally known expert LYNSEY WHITE DASHER Director, Humane Wildlife Conflict Resolution The Humane Society of the United States Lynsey White Dasher helps urban and suburban communities find effective and humane solutions to human-wildlife conflicts with species including [...]

By | September 22nd, 2016|About Animals, Education, Mansell Campus|Comments Off on Living in Harmony with Coyotes: Humane Education Adult Speaker Series

So, Your Dog Doesn’t Like Its Crate?

So, your trainer and everyone else on the planet told you you should be crating your dog. Everywhere you turn, dog-intelligent people are telling you that crates can solve many behavior issues, provide structure, and make everyone's life easier. This is absolutely true for the vast majority of dogs. What many people will also tell [...]

By | July 20th, 2016|Dog Training, Education, Tips & Advice, Uncategorized|Comments Off on So, Your Dog Doesn’t Like Its Crate?

The Truth About Hugging Dogs

It’s National Dog Bite Prevention Week. We share our homes and lives with millions of dogs, and most of those dogs never end up biting anyone. This is largely because dogs, like us, are social, and want to avoid confrontation. But it’s also because dogs are very forgiving. There are a lot of things people [...]

By | May 20th, 2016|Dog Training, Education, Tips & Advice, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Truth About Hugging Dogs

Avoiding the “Abuse Excuse”

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”  ~John Quincy Adams Dog owners have heard for years how dogs need us to be good leaders. But few people really understand how to take charge and be a leader to their dogs, because we get [...]

By | March 17th, 2016|Dog Training, Education, Tips & Advice, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Avoiding the “Abuse Excuse”

Playing Tug with Your Dog

You probably already know that most dogs enjoy play, and toys make it even more fun. Our dogs love toys, and we love to buy them for our dogs, trying to find what will really excite them. Some dogs are obsessed with fetching toys, while others enjoy tearing them up. Some will play happily for [...]

By | February 24th, 2016|Dog Training, Education, Tips & Advice, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Playing Tug with Your Dog

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