Do you have a wild over-the-top dog? Does she get wound up and crazy when you bring out the vacuum or when you see other dogs or when you go for a drive? Author Laura VanArendonk Baugh of “Fired Up Frantic and Freaked Out” talks about getting your dog out of her reactive state and […]
Does your dog bark bark bark in the yard? Is she stressed because you live too close to the local shooting range? Or, maybe she’s bored. Perhaps she’s afraid of the UPS truck? Well, for now, let’s just say that Bowserina barks at your next door neighbors when they try to enjoy their backyard. Here […]
Your partnership with your dog dog is like a dance. When partners dance, they have a leader and a follower, and YOU must decide who’s leading your team.
There are many ways to reward your dog for having good manners. Really, we are only limited by our own imagination. I like singing to my dog Simon in the morning and then giving him his breakfast in boxes and toys. He used to drag his body out of bed and now he comes running when he hears his […]
I’m reading a book by Viviane Theby called Dog University: A Training Program to Develop Advanced Skills with Your Dog; and she makes some excellent suggestions:
I’ve found that these four simple steps get a well behaved dog faster & with out all of the struggle. Winston is a career change dog at Dogs for the Deaf. He’s an 80# yellow lab who loves to jump on people, grab & chew on leashes, destroy toys, jump out of car windows, and […]