Teenage Dog: Okay, Just Shoot Me Now

Teenage Dog: Okay, Just Shoot Me Now

Does this sound like your teenage dog? “My dog is over excited all the time, does not follow commands and seems to have a mind of his own when I want him to pay attention to me. I often find myself yelling at him or repeating the same thing to him over and over again. […]

Dog Exercise: Exercising Your Dog Indoors

Dog Exercise: Exercising Your Dog Indoors

There is no doubt dog exercise is critical to your dog’s mental and physical well being. In fact, lack of exercise is one of the biggest causes of dog behavior problems. And if you live in a Sunbelt region as I do, summertime brings some very hot and humid temperatures that don’t foster a lot of […]

Recipe for Disaster: 7 Ingredients for an Aggressive Dog

Recipe for Disaster: 7 Ingredients for an Aggressive Dog

As a dog owner you don’t intentionally create an aggressive dog. But your dog can become aggressive because of lots things you do or don’t do with or to your dog unintentionally.

Dog Training: Common Sense Tips

Dog Training: Common Sense Tips

Dog training your dog should include good ol’ common sense. You could say they go together like peanut butter and jelly. I do find that when working on dog training, some folks don’t think about some of what I consider common sense or “no-brainer” things when it comes to dog training their dog. I’ve got […]

Does Your Dog Have Thunder or Firework Related Anxiety? Don’t Make This Mistake!

Does Your Dog Have Thunder or Firework Related Anxiety? Don’t Make This Mistake!

It’s that time of year! Thunderstorms loom in most weekly forecasts. Independence Day is just around the corner. What does that mean for some dogs? It definitely doesn’t mean a good time! Shaking, pacing, hiding, barking, panting, and even destruction are some of the behaviors your dog will likely display when he is stressed. Here […]

Dog Behavior Training: My Dog is on the Couch and I Can’t Get Him Off!

Dog Behavior Training: My Dog is on the Couch and I Can’t Get Him Off!

Can allowing your dog on the couch change his good dog behavior to bad dog behavior?  Maybe.  Some dogs begin to own and guard the couch. Having your dog on furniture could lead to growling, snapping or even biting to guard what they think is their space – but, it’s your couch. Some pet owners […]

Local Trainer Becomes Certified Professional Dog Trainer

Local Trainer Becomes Certified Professional Dog Trainer

Meadowlake Pet Resort’s dog trainer, Tori Hankey, CPDT-KA of Houston, TX has earned certification through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers® (CCPDT®).  Tori joins nearly 2000 certificate holders worldwide. Until the creation of the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers in 2001, there was no true certification process for canine professionals.  Many schools teach […]

Avoid These 4 Common Mistakes When Training A Dog

Avoid These 4 Common Mistakes When Training A Dog

I spend a lot of time showing dog owners how to train their dog the right way.  Part of doing something right is avoiding the pitfalls. Today I want to focus on how NOT to train your dog. There are 4 common mistakes to avoid when training your dog. These dog training mistakes are especially important […]

5 Steps To Getting Your Dog To Stop Chewing Your Stuff

5 Steps To Getting Your Dog To Stop Chewing Your Stuff

Chewing is a natural dog behavior. Anyone who has owned a puppy knows they have a drive to chew on anything. But if your adult dog is chewing your stuff, you can have a very expensive dog behavior problem. The key to getting your dog to stop chewing your stuff is to teach him to […]

Your Dog Training Questions: Can My Dogs Sit On The Couch?

Your Dog Training Questions: Can My Dogs Sit On The Couch?

Jim, My daughter visited over the winter break and she was stunned that we let our two dogs to sit on the couch with us. Can you settle this for us? – Mary My Answer: Mary, Believe it or not, I think it’s just fine to allow your dogs on the furniture if you like. […]

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