Dog Blog

Sep
25
The internet has a way of spreading ideas like wildfire and one idea that has gone "viral" in the puppy community is yelping like you're hurt to stop puppies from biting you. Many books and websites say you should make a loud, high-pitched, "Yipe!" or squealing sound of some... + read more
Sep
19
As dog owners and dog-lovers, I'm sure we've all heard the term to have our dogs heel. It occurred to me when I was working with a client and her dog that the obedience term, Heel (and all that comes with it), may not be all that clear. So, I'm writing this article to answer... + read more
Sep
06
Diet Affects Behavior: Nutrition is a huge component to raising a well-balanced dog. Intrinsically, we know this to be true about people but most people don't give it much thought when it comes to feeding their dogs. The wrong diet can affect your dog in many ways. It can make him either... + read more
Aug
26
Guest Blogger, Dr. Greg Martinez Dvm, provides a veterinarian's point-of-view on the benefits of healthy oils to our dogs. Healthy oils and fats added to your pets’ diet often make them look and feel better. One oil that is gaining popularity in human and veterinary medicine is coconut... + read more
Aug
22
The average dog food consumer may not do a ton of research before buying a bag of dog food, but may take the time to at least read the ingredients list before purchasing. Most dog owners will be perplexed by all the mysterious and unpronounceable words but have been told to simply look for some... + read more
Jul
31
Is It Better To Reward Before or After the Release Cue? The most common obedience mistakes I see revolve not around the commands but around the release. Many clients have never heard of a release. ”Huh? Release? What?” Other times there is just a lack of clarity or a lack of... + read more
Jul
28
"We Want More! We Want More!" the crowd chants and stomps as the house lights come on. Any great concert ends this way and every good performer knows that you always want to leave them wanting more. Back in the day, I used to go to a lot of concerts. There were plenty that left me... + read more
Jul
14
This article has little to do with actions steps or training techniques. In fact, this article is going to focus on the power of appreciation. To some of you this may sound a little goofy….the power of appreciation? To demonstrate my point, consider something for me. How does your little... + read more
Jun
26
For many Americans, the 4th of July is a time to celebrate, and that celebration can include anything from a quiet barbeque with friends to banging pots and pans and setting off screaming fireworks around the neighborhood.  This type of activity is a ton of fun for adults and kids, but, as you... + read more
Jun
20
I believe that all dogs should wear a collar with tags all day, everyday for life. Most people know this but many seem to miss the importance. They often think their dog only needs tags when they go out into the world. When they are home, some take the collar (which the tags are fastened to) off.... + read more

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