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Buckle Up! Car safety and Etiquette

Buckle Up! Car safety and Etiquette

I’ve been driving around with a couple car divas the last couple weeks. From wanting to bolt out the car door as soon as you open it to screaming if you don’t allow them to get out with you. This is of course all new to them, as I make them ride in crates and they of...
My Dog Is Friendly…famous last words

My Dog Is Friendly…famous last words

My dog is friendly…Famous last words when a dog goes up to your dog. I see it and hear about it all the time. My dog was approached on a walk by an off leash dog or I was out with my dog and this couple let their dog run right up to mine. It’s a given that some people...
What’s the Point

What’s the Point

I had a client sign up for a board and train for their dog. No major behavior problems, just typical house manners stuff. At one of their lessons, we were working on recalls and towards the middle of the lesson, the client turned to me and asked me what’s the point? I...
Bad Behaviors

Bad Behaviors

When working with bad behaviors there are a couple things I take into account before focusing on a specific problem. We must see the whole picture before we start painting the details. What I look for are all things you can analyze and adjust at home to help improve...
Shhh! You talk too much

Shhh! You talk too much

Shhhh! You talk too much. I know a lot of use our dogs as a cheap therapist. I mean they listen, they can’t run away, and their soft and fuzzy. So how can you not constantly talk to them? But then the biggest complaint I receive is that my dog ignores me or doesn’t...