Keeping the family pets safe over Easter.
How do you know if you need to intervene? What do you do?
…or Just Unmotivated? Whether you are using punishments, rewards, or both, you are dealing with a dog’s motivation. Some dogs are extremely motivated to make their owners happy (like golden retrievers), some are extremely motivated to work (like collies and shepherds) and some aren’t particularly motivated to do anything unless they really have to (such […]
what does it mean and why should I care? Treats are one of the easiest types of reinforcement to use. They are also easy to teach which is why food rewards are one of the most common things to use in training classes. Food is pretty important to survival and so most brains encourage eating […]
Unsure if crate training your puppy is right for your family? In this article we cover a few commonly asked questions about crate training.
Language Barriers The main reason that dogs struggle with vocal commands is that they communicate mainly with body language, then scent, then voice. When you consider this on top of how difficult it can be even for human beings to understand a new language it can really help you appreciate how smart dogs must be […]
My heart goes out to everyone who is putting in all the effort and work it takes to raise puppies. There is always more you can do, so it can be really overwhelming; what’s really important is to do your best. Try to imagine everything that adult dogs might experience and how you can build positive associations around it for the puppies.
Halloween can be so much fun. Everyone dresses up in costumes. Parties, get-togethers, trick-or-treating, pranks. However, is Halloween safe for your pets? Here are a few pointers to keep your furbaby safe this Halloween. 1. Keep candy away from pets. Candy can be extremely toxic to pets. Not only is chocolate bad for pets but […]
How do I get my dog to listen to me? This is a question I get asked a lot. I then have to ask you what it is you want your dog to do. Then I usually get a confused look and maybe a simple, I don’t know? Just to listen in general. When living […]
Puppy Socialization, what is that? Puppy socialization means exposing your puppy to new things, dogs and people on a regular basis. Over the years that I have been working with people to train their dogs, I have found that there is a misconception about what socialization is. Most people feel that if their dog is playing […]