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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...
How to Teach a Stay

How to Teach a Stay

A big complaint of pet owners is that their dog will not stay in a command. This often due to not having an effective communication system in place (see our blog about marker words) and we often forget to reward the pause. Meaning we ask the dog to sit then we go...
Will Work for Cookies

Will Work for Cookies

Will Work for Cookies Most folks know that you need some form of motivation to teach your dog new behaviors and most of the time that motivation comes in the form of cookies or food. Often times folks get stuck in this type of reinforcement and their dog starts...
Too Much Freedom Too Fast

Too Much Freedom Too Fast

Too much freedom too fast. I’m often faced with new doggy owners who are struggling with their pup inside the home, whether it’s housebreaking, destruction, or being plan obnoxious. My destressed owners are often at their wits end with their furry friend. I often find...
Value of Rewards

Value of Rewards

Value of rewards. When training our dog, we often overlook what our dog finds valuable. We assume the treats that the pet store attendant suggested are the best thing since slice bread. Only to find out when we go home and offer one to our pup, they turn their nose...