Dog Blog

Jun
06
Training animals with food goes back as long as humans have been working with animals. How long is that? No one knows for sure, but it is safe to say many thousands of years. It’s not difficult to see why. Food is a natural motivator. We see a trend happening now with Clickers and Positive... + read more
May
20
With the scare of 2007 and 2012's massive pet food recalls and movies like Supersize Me and Food Inc., it seems as though America is starting to wake up to the importance of food; where it comes from as well as how it is prepared. More and more people are starting gardens, cooking at home,... + read more
May
20
Any dog-lover who is in search of any kind of information to improve their dog's behavior, be it how to stop a dog from pulling on the leash to how to manage a dog's aggression, will likely find their head spinning after a 20 minute surfing session on the internet. Why might this exercise... + read more
May
02
 This is true for humans and dogs. Teaching and enforcing the Wait command creates a situation where your dog will look to you as a leader and a provider every time they approach a threshold. Doorways, stairs, gates, car doors, (and if you're really advanced, interior boundaries like... + read more
Apr
24
“I’m afraid my dog will lose her personality” “I don’t want my dog to be like a robot” “He’s a dog, just let him be a dog”  “I don’t want my dog to be afraid of me” “I don... + read more
Apr
08
Guest Blogger, Dr. Sara Skiwski Dvm, is a holistic and integrated vet who offers another approach to dealing with your dog's allergies.  It is that time of year again - Spring, which means seasonal allergies...and not just for humans. Did you know that your pet can also suffer from... + read more
Apr
06
thrive (thrīv) v. to grow or develop vigorously and healthily; flourish In my mind a Thriving Canine is a happy, well balanced, fulfilled dog that enjoys people and that people enjoy having around. There are three Cs involved in raising a canine to thrive: Control, Control and Control.... + read more
Apr
04
Well, we’ve all seen it. That adorable little girl, who is so young that she can barely form a complete sentence, sits down on her knees to grab the cheeks of a dog while looking him squarely in the eye. We think it is so cute, especially when the dog is licking her face and wagging his tail... + read more
Apr
01
Guest Blogger, Dr. Rick Leininger Dvm, offers different perspectives on the best time to spay/neuter your dog. As a general practice veterinarian, I am frequently asked by pet owners when is the best time to spay/neuter their dog. My answer to that question, for almost 25 years, has always been... + read more
Mar
28
It is really important that we always end training sessions with our dog on a high note. In other words the last thing we do should be fun and successful. This is not to say we will always be successful with what we are working on that day, especially if it is something brand new or especially... + read more

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