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|

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|

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 [...]

Problems Brewing… Part 2

(Please read Part 1 of this post here.) Sophie is clearly uncomfortable (distressed) by visitors. Her hackles, barks, growls and forward movement with stiffness are all clues. Marcy and Dave are not helping her learn to cope properly with what she clearly considers an invasion of her space. She has just enough sociability on board [...]

By | December 30th, 2015|Dog Training, Education, Tips & Advice, Uncategorized|

Holiday Pet Safety Tips

The holidays are here!  It’s a time full of festive fun, but it’s also a time that could prove disastrous to your four-legged friends.  Holiday decorations, sweets and treats, traveling and visitors all pose hidden hazards for your furry family members. So make your list and check it twice to ensure a happy and healthy [...]

By | December 23rd, 2015|Education, Tips & Advice, Uncategorized|

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