Dog Blog

Jan
09
One of the first steps for my clients to schedule an appointment with me is to have them fill out a training request form to provide me with some background information on the human and dog. One of the questions I ask on the form is "What is your favorite thing to do with your dog?"... + read more
Jan
02
Training dogs with food has become commonplace in "Modern" dog training but there is still a lot of resistance to the idea as well. Most of the resistance goes something like "I want my dog to work for me, not for treats!" This is not an unwarranted concern of course and I have... + read more
Jan
02
"Success is best when it's shared." ~Howard Schultz     I'm very pleased with the response to my new book Separation Anxiety: Leaving Dogs Home Alone. To take a page from Howard Schultz, I'd like to share the success of my book with some four-legged... + read more
Dec
06
If your family is anything like mine,  the holidays are not limited to including just the humans. The dogs get special hikes during our annual holiday break, are included in the family photo for holiday cards and they even get special toys and treats in their stockings.  Some of you... + read more
Dec
03
What do you think of when you hear the word adventure? For most folks the term tends to conjure up adjectives like dangerous, unknown, risky, and exciting. Maybe you picture an Indiana Jones movie or backpacking the Appalachian Trail or some other exotic journey. Hey, those all sound... + read more
Dec
02
There are several movies that the world deems "Classics" that I have yet to see in my nearly 5 decades on this earth - some by accident (and, yes, they are on my list) and some by design (could go my whole life without seeing them).  Fortunately, my wife and I have very similar... + read more
Nov
23
What has six legs, two wings, runs fast but cannot fly? The family dog running off with the holiday turkey! I know this sounds like a bad Dixie Cup joke but many a holiday fiesta has turned into a fiasco due to a feisty Fido. So, what’s a dog-lover to do when hosting the holidays? Many... + read more
Oct
28
  Halloween is almost as fun as Christmas for some folks. Decorating the house, dressing up in costumes, going to parties, passing out candy...fun stuff! It's the one time of year where we seek out 'the scary.'  My wife and I have a tradition of watching scary movies... + read more
Oct
26
"As the executive director and founder of an animal rescue nonprofit, I was curious to read this book to see if it could help some of our foster dogs who suffer from insecurities and sometimes separation anxiety after they're rescued from shelters. I'm happy to say that I found... + read more
Oct
15
  Everyone that is looking to bring a dog into their family is looking for that perfect "great dog."  The problem is, one person's great dog is another person's potential nightmare. Many of you are familiar with my dog, Nakita.  She is the perfect dog for me,... + read more

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