Aggressive Dog: What Steps Do I Take to Make My Dog Better?

Aggressive Dog: What Steps Do I Take to Make My Dog Better?

Dealing with an aggressive dog can be frightening at best right? It’s also embarrassing and extremely anxiety producing for you if you have to walk your aggressive dog but feel you can’t.  It actually puts you in a stale-mate position. You don’t want to walk your dog for fear of him becoming reactive and you […]

Dog Training: Jump Start Your Dog for the New Year

Dog Training: Jump Start Your Dog for the New Year

I’m sure most of you will admit that there is some area in dog training or dog behavior that you would secretly want to see improvement in your dog. January always seems to nag us towards getting a new start, turning over a new leaf or resolving to be a better dog owner and do […]

Dog Training Tips: A Safe Christmas

Dog Training Tips: A Safe Christmas

As you think back over Thanksgiving and the embarrassment caused by dog behavior, that sinking feeling of “what am I going to do about Fido at Christmas, floats across your brain. With one holiday down and the big one, Christmas right around the corner, you’re now regretting putting off that much needed dog training. Dogs that are […]

Train Your Puppy Before He Grows Up!

Train Your Puppy Before He Grows Up!

A whole lot more benefits come your way if you train your puppy “before he grows up” than if you wait. If there’s one thing that I know from all my years of training dogs it is that dogs are learning even if you are not teaching which is why the following is important to […]

Dog Behavior Problems: My Dog Will Not Listen

Dog Behavior Problems: My Dog Will Not Listen

“My dog will not listen. I can’t tell if he’s just stubborn or doing it out of spite!” This is not only frustrating but it can be dangerous if your dog won’t listen. How your dog perceives his relationship with you can be a huge deciding factor as he processes your commands like “Leave it!” or “Here!” […]

Your Behavior Creates Your Dogs Behavior

Your Behavior Creates Your Dogs Behavior

Folks are baffled when I suggest to them, “Your behavior creates your dog’s behavior.” On the other hand, they will jokingly say to me, “I know, it’s more about training me than my dog, right?!” This would conclude that the dog owner actually knows they’re the ones messing up but can’t figure out exactly how […]

Dog Behavior: Crating My Dog is Impossible!

Dog Behavior: Crating My Dog is Impossible!

“Crating my dog is impossible!” I hear this a lot from frustrated dog owners. And yes, it can become very frustrating. This is especially true when you consider the alternative, which is not crating your new dog. You go crazy trying to imagine what condition your house will be in when you return from work […]

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 […]

Our Fearful Dog

Our Fearful Dog

“Our fearful dog is keeping us from enjoying all the things a normal dog owner gets to enjoy with their dog.” That was the answer I got when I asked Billy and Sue, “How can I help you with your dog?” Now that can be a lot of things, so I asked them what their goal […]

Dog Problems. You Are the Solution

Dog Problems. You Are the Solution

The solution to your dog problem is really closer than you think.