Dog Problems Become Labels for Rescue Dog

Dog Problems Become Labels for Rescue Dog

A rescue dog will often be labeled with some kind of dog problem. Many times I will hear statements like, “He’s a rescue; he’s fearful.” Another familiar comment is, “He’s a rescue,  he was abused.” Even if the symptom (fear or whatever presents itself) does exist, labeling dogs, and constantly channeling energy into the past, cannot be […]

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 […]

How Many Dogs are Too Many Dogs?

How Many Dogs are Too Many Dogs?

How many dogs are too many dogs? And just how do so many owners get over the top in dogs? If you are thinking about adding to your existing pack, you might want to consider the following before taking the plunge. Needless to say, we’ve had lots of dogs at our house over the years […]

Dog Training that Works

Dog Training that Works

In order to talk to you about dog training that works, I first need to talk about what doesn’t work with dogs.   Here’s the biggest mistake most every dog owner makes that doesn’t work with dogs.  Not working your dog every day Most every dog owner does not consider the time it takes to train […]

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.

5 Reasons Why Dog Training Fails

5 Reasons Why Dog Training Fails

There are basically 5 reasons why dog training fails with some dog owners. In my 30 years of dog training, I have presented plans, worked with dog owners to resolve their dog behavior problems, have had many successes and have seen owners struggle and sometimes fail with a good dog training plan. Dog training failures […]

Kids and Dogs: A Crazy Combo

Kids and Dogs: A Crazy Combo

Kids and dogs just go together – don’t they? Or, do they? Kids are drawn to dogs just like those little magnets that are so drawn to your refrigerator.  Dogs seem to accumulate a lot of refrigerator magnets of the two-legged variety everywhere they go and the cuter the dog – the more kids.  Some […]

Successful Dog Training Tips

Successful Dog Training Tips

Successful dog training, as I have always said, is not about the dog – it always about the dog’s owner(s).  There are certain things that every dog owner should know if they expect their puppy or dog to grow up to be a well behaved, well-adjusted dog with no dog problems. These dog training tips […]

What People Want from Their Dogs

What People Want from Their Dogs

It’s always interesting what people want from their dogs. Let me give you two examples of people and their dogs. On the surface they seem different but they are really not different. Example one John and Glenda, have an older dog Ben that had always been independent. Ben is content to lie off to the […]