Weaning Your Dog Off Treats by Using Real Life Rewards

Posted by on Apr 29, 2016 in Dog Behavior and Training, Dog Lifestyle
Weaning Your Dog Off Treats by Using Real Life Rewards

When teaching a dog a new trick, command, or behavior, you’ll want to have some Grade A treats on hand (think boiled chicken or steak) for that extra bit of motivation. But in the real world you’re not always going to have your treat pouch handy. You also don’t want your dog to only work […]

Find out which leash attachment is right for your dog – an Infographic

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in Dog Behavior and Training, Dog Lifestyle
Find out which leash attachment is right for your dog – an Infographic

Choosing the correct collar for your dog’s training can be difficult, and there are a lot of options out there. While no leash attachment is a substitution for good training, this infographic can help you determine which leash attachment may be best for your dog: Prong Collar A prong collar is an adjustable metal collar […]

5 Easy Ways to Get Your Dog to Focus

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in Dog Behavior and Training
5 Easy Ways to Get Your Dog to Focus

With a world full of exciting distractions it can sometimes seem impossible to get your dog’s attention. Incorporating eye contact into daily activities is a great strategy for getting your dog to focus. By making eye contact a requirement of basic training, you can help your dog get into the habit of paying attention to you. […]

Training 101: Choosing a Reward Marker

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 in Dog Behavior and Training
Training 101: Choosing a Reward Marker

In recent years, positive-reinforcement training has become more and more popular among families and trainers. As part of this training, it’s important to develop a reward marker for your dog. The purpose of the reward marker is to: Mark the exact moment a desired behavior is performed Signify to your dog that a reward is coming […]

How to Desensitize Your Dog to a Gentle Leader

Posted by on Dec 29, 2015 in Dog Behavior and Training, Dog Lifestyle
How to Desensitize Your Dog to a Gentle Leader

If your dog is a habitual puller on the leash, walking can seem more like a chore than a bonding experience with your dog. While any kind of harness will not be a substitute for training loose-leash walking, a gentle leader head-harness is a highly recommended tool for dogs that like to pull on the leash. […]

What is a Behavior Evaluation?

Posted by on Dec 15, 2015 in Dog Behavior and Training
What is a Behavior Evaluation?

Daycare has a variety of benefits for your dog. Daycare allows your dog to socialize with a diverse grouping of breeds and temperaments. In addition to helping your dog interpret other dog’s body language, he will learn how to communicate with other dogs as well. A progressive daycare will enrich your dog with a combination of physical play, mental […]

4 Tools Every Dog Owner Should Know

Posted by on Dec 8, 2015 in Dog Behavior and Training, Dog Lifestyle
4 Tools Every Dog Owner Should Know

With thousands of dog products on the market, it can be difficult to determine which tools would be the best for your dog. Here are a few items every dog owner’s toolkit would benefit from having: 1. EZ Walk Harness Walking to the leash section of your local pet store can be overwhelming. A typical store […]

5 Tips to Address Your Dog’s Excessive Chewing

Posted by on Nov 18, 2015 in Dog Behavior and Training
5 Tips to Address Your Dog’s Excessive Chewing

It happens to the best of us — we leave our dog at home for a few hours to complete some errands, and despite the six perfectly good chew toys scattered around the room, our dog has completely destroyed our favorite pair of shoes. Excessive chewing in puppies and adult dogs is a common problem. Here […]

Recognizing Signs of Stress in your Dog – Infographic

Posted by on Nov 9, 2015 in Dog Behavior and Training
Recognizing Signs of Stress in your Dog – Infographic

We talk to our dogs constantly. Whether it’s greeting them “good morning”, or giving basic obedience commands throughout the day, we are consistently communicating with our animals. As one of the few species that understands what a pointed-finger indicates, dogs are also masters of interpreting human body language. But when it comes to recognizing stress in our dogs, […]

What Does Back-to-School Mean for Your Dog?

What Does Back-to-School Mean for Your Dog?

It’s almost September, and you are probably preparing the kids to head back to school – but what about transitioning your dog? Over the summer your kids and dog have most likely been spending a lot of time together forming a strong, consistent bond. Just as your children must adjust to a new routine, so […]