Articles About Dog Training

How To Take Your Dog On A “Sniffari”!

How To Take Your Dog On A “Sniffari”!

You get home from work and your dog is sooo excited to see you, but also eagerly awaiting going for a walk. You know what they would probably enjoy even more than a traditional leash walk? ... a "SNIFFARI"! I know... you're probably thinking... a what?!?!? Well, read...

How To Help Your Dog Through The Busy Holiday Season

How To Help Your Dog Through The Busy Holiday Season

As we approach the end of the year there are a number of holidays on the horizon.  During this time, life can be stressful not only for us, but for the dogs in our lives too. A dog that is stressed, or anxious, can exhibit all kinds of unwanted or problem...

Puppy Handling Exercises: How To Teach Acceptance Of Touch

Puppy Handling Exercises: How To Teach Acceptance Of Touch

Husbandry refers to the routine, sometimes daily tasks, that our dogs need to have done to ensure they are living healthy and happy lives. This not only includes activities that you may do at home, such as brushing, bathing, giving medications, trimming nails,...

Puppy Potty Training: Should You Punish Their Accidents?

Puppy Potty Training: Should You Punish Their Accidents?

You come home from running errands to find your puppy had an accident and left you with a big puddle of pee to clean up. OOPS! As a puppy guardian... how would you deal with this scenario? When it comes to puppy potty training should you punish your puppy? Should you...

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...

Five Tips For House Training Your New Puppy

Five Tips For House Training Your New Puppy

Having a new puppy is a fun and joyful time, but there may also be times you find a little overwhelming. House training can often be one of those areas that many new puppy parents find challenging. But you know what... it doesn't have to be. Following some simple...

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......

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