August 3, 2017 No comments exist

Resource guarding dogs are tough to deal with. Dogs can resource guard many things – food, high value treats, toys, people, furniture, and even space. I had a client who was sitting on the couch with her dog, and when her husband approached, the dog growled at him. In this case (and typical for this…

July 8, 2017 No comments exist

What are Structured Dog Games? What is Structured Playtime? Basically, it is when you do some fun activity with your dog like tug, fetch, etc., but you have your dog stop the play every so often and be calm or practice an obedience skill before resuming. Structured Dog Games Can Be Tug, Fetch, Or Similar…

June 6, 2017 No comments exist

Your dog won’t listen to you. It’s so frustrating! Even more frustrating, sometimes a dog will listen to one person, but not their spouse/partner/significant other.   Why is this? Your Dog Won’t Listen If He Doesn’t Have To Dogs are masters at observation. If the rules and structure shared by one person aren’t maintained at…

April 25, 2017 No comments exist

Training fearful dogs is difficult. A fearful dog is so tough to work with. The dog may be to afraid to eat or respond to commands. The fearful and anxious thoughts spin up in his head, making it really hard for that dog to think about anything other than fleeing from the “threat.” It might…

April 1, 2017 No comments exist

Stop unwanted behavior before it’s too late! Dogs tend to get into trouble in our homes – going in the trash, chewing furniture, barking out the window, bolting out the open door, chasing the cat, and and even other things like growling when they don’t want to get off the couch. It’s so frustrating when…

February 14, 2017 No comments exist

Correcting your dog is necessary if we want to stop unwanted and inappropriate behavior. It’s important to do this from an unemotional standpoint, not out of anger or frustration. One of the reasons dogs are so amazing is that they seem to know how we are feeling. They comfort us when we are sad, they…

February 2, 2017 No comments exist

Dogs can be really crazy, full of energy, running around with toys or each other…and that is all a normal part of being a dog. But there are times at home or out with your dog, that you need your dog to chill and relax so you can do your thing. Maybe you’re meeting for…