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 […]

Training with Play

Training with Play

Michael Baugh CPDT-KSA, CDBC If your dog loves to play, you already have a head start on training.  We know that dogs who are relaxed and having fun learn more quickly than dogs under stress.  We also know that dogs repeat  behaviors that have a history of pleasant consequences.  (For example:  A “sit” followed by […]

National Train Your Dog Month

National Train Your Dog Month

January is National Train Your Dog Month!  The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) started the annual celebration of training and relationship-building for people and their dogs 3 years ago.  Every year it’s gotten bigger and better. There are some great things planned to help you get in the spirit, and start training. Watch me […]

Teaching Trainers

Teaching Trainers

The best animal trainers never stop learning.  Ever.  It’s like when people ask me, “how long will it take to train my dog?”  I sometimes answer, “forver.”  We’re always learning, all of us, every waking hour of our lives.  Humans and dogs both are genetically programmed to learn – from beginning to end. My 2011 […]

Adopt Project HEEL Grads

Adopt Project HEEL Grads

Make room in your heart and in your home for some incredible dogs up for adoption from Corridor Rescue Inc.  I’m a huge fan of Corridor Rescue and all of their dogs are amazing.  But these three have a very special story. Minnie, Bambi and Vixey are part of a program that teams up homeless […]

Something to Chew On

Something to Chew On

Dogs chew.  It’s not just a puppy thing either.  Dogs actually chew throughout their lifetime.  It helps pass the time, keep their teeth clean and diffuse stress.  More than that, it appears to be fun and satisfying for most dogs. A lot of folks ask, “How do I get my dog to stop chewing?”  We […]

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. […]

Your Dog Training Questions: My Dog Jumps On Everyone

Your Dog Training Questions: My Dog Jumps On Everyone

Jim, My dog has a terrible habit, she jumps on everyone. She jumps on me and my company when we come through the door. She is always so excited when I come home from work and it’s almost impossible to get her to settle down. How can I get her to stop?  It is starting […]

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