Why doesn’t my dog do what I want?

This is such a common complaint from dog owners. The number one cause for a dog not performing as desired is the person. You read that right – the person. I am blessed to work with wonderful people and dogs. Almost always we become friends and we see each other...

“Don’t Hug The Dog!” reports Psychology Today

Funny how science discovers dogs do not enjoy hugging and it actually stresses them.  They determined this by watching dogs being hugged by people and observing the dog’s body signals. Isn’t this why your mom always told you leave the dog alone and quit hugging him!? ...

WARNING: Dog Food & Treats Recalls Stacking Up!

Recently the FDA has been alerting of dog food recalls for concerns because of potential pentobarbital contamination and of possible Salmonella contamination. You’ll want to pay close attention to these recalls for your family’s safety – people and pets. Independent...

Dog training business expansion

Growth is good, right! It’s exciting to take on new adventures with my business. Up until recently, I’ve mostly been one-on-one training with a dog and family, be it one person or mom, dad, and kids. Ok, or 2+ dogs and a family. I’ve also done group courses as well....

Valued Dog Rewards

What’s in a reward? It is key to a vibrant and happy relationship for all.  Here’s a quick look- Examples of a prized reward: Freeze-dried Beef Liver (AKA Doggie crack) Dog park Playing in the water BALL! Walk Grooming love fest Here’s a recent client’s list of her...

18 Top Fall Activities for Dog Fun

There are so many activities you can enjoy with your dog in the fall. Check to ensure the events and locations are pet-friendly and then have a great adventure with your dog! Camping- My camping experiences with dogs have been the source of many a funny story to tell...

Kids & Dogs – Safety tips on giving treats

What is the best way for my child to safely give treats to dogs without getting bitten? Great question! Many times dogs are maligned for biting someone as they were simply trying to receive the pro-offered treat.  Children may be calm and relaxed around dogs or...