Articles About Dog Training

What Are The ABC’s In Dog Training?

What Are The ABC’s In Dog Training?

I'll admit that it has been a while since I was in school learning the ABC's... I just won't share how long ago it was! Deciding to become a dog trainer meant I had to go back to school to learn a different kind of ABC's. However, also being a parent of a now, teen on...

How Dogs Learn: The Basics Of Learning Theory

How Dogs Learn: The Basics Of Learning Theory

Understanding how dogs learn helps us to interpret why certain behaviors occur. This is very helpful if you happen to be trying to train your own dog! For dogs, learning doesn't just happen when we are trying to train a dog to "sit"... it is happening all the time......

“Why Is My Dog Scared Of Fireworks?”

“Why Is My Dog Scared Of Fireworks?”

Summer is here and along with it comes celebrations which frequently include fireworks.  Most of us enjoy, and even look forward to, fireworks with the ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ that go along with it. But for your dog it may be a different story.  Is your dog scared...

Canine Cooperative Care: Giving Your Dog A Choice

Canine Cooperative Care: Giving Your Dog A Choice

Routine husbandry care plays an important role in keeping your dog happy and healthy. Included in this type of care are veterinarian and grooming visits, but also any of the handling that you do with your dog at home. Have you ever fought with your dog at bath-time......

5 Simple Rules For Dog Parents

5 Simple Rules For Dog Parents

Being a dog parent is both a joy and a privilege... but also a big responsibility. When we do share our lives with dogs some of our primary responsibilities are ensuring they receive regular and preventative veterinary care, they are fed a healthy, balanced diet and...

How To Manage Your Puppy’s Fear Period

How To Manage Your Puppy’s Fear Period

We previously discussed the different socialization periods for your puppy, but only briefly touched on the fact that during that time your puppy will experience a fear period. There are actually two separate fear periods - and both are normal developmental stages for...

Tips On How To Socialize Your Puppy

Tips On How To Socialize Your Puppy

You may have heard that puppy socialization is the most critical learning period in your dog’s life. It absolutely is! Exposing your puppy to a wide range of experiences is important as this helps to build their overall personality. It also influences how they react...

Canine Enrichment – What Is It & Why It’s Important

Canine Enrichment – What Is It & Why It’s Important

Enrichment has been used at zoos and aquariums for years, but it's still a fairly new concept when it comes to dogs.  I am thankful that people are becoming more aware of the importance of canine enrichment. It's such an important part of improving animal welfare...

Puppy Socialization:  What It Is & Why It’s Important

Puppy Socialization: What It Is & Why It’s Important

Dog trainers, breeders and some veterinarians talk a lot about “puppy socialization”… but what exactly is it?  Is it simply just ensuring that your puppy meets other dogs? Well, that’s part of it, but it's only one piece of the puzzle. WHAT IS PUPPY...

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