Dog Blog

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
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

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