September 12, 2013

What Does It Mean When Your Dog Eats Poop?

Dogs eating poop is a revolting subject, but unfortunately it is a pretty common problem that needs to be addressed. Coprophagia is the eating of stool. For the most part, deficiency in vitamins, minerals, and digestive enzymes are a large component of this occurrence. This […]
August 3, 2013

Ladder of Aggression

by Kendal Shepherd How a dog reacts to stress or a threat can be represented as a series of ascending steps on a ladder. These gestures are responses to an escalation of perceived threat only and are NOT expressions of a ‘submissive’ or ‘dominant’ state. […]
July 2, 2013

Nothing In Life Is Free

How to (Re)Establish Leadership with Your Dog Many dog behavior problems can be directly linked to one key factor; lack of appropriate leadership by the owners. Dogs are pack animals that must learn to work together in a social hierarchy that enables them to function […]
June 4, 2013

There is a lot of bad advice given about introducing a cat to your family dog or vice versa. Some remember the introduction as a stressful time or say it’s impossible to have both. The key to any introduction is time and patience. Here are […]
May 6, 2013

Stop Your Dog from Bolting Out the Front Door

Most dogs love to run outside and explore the great outdoors.  Most dogs quickly discover that when the front door is open it is “game on” and they can quickly dash through and have a blast saying “Hi” to all their two legged and four […]
May 6, 2013

Risks of Too Early Rabies Vaccine

The Alarming New Bill That Could Threaten Your Dog’s Life By Dr. Becker Today I’m interviewing a very special guest, Dr. Jean Dodds, about new rabies vaccine legislation proposed in California that also has the potential to spread to other states – including the one […]
May 6, 2013

Teach Your Dog To Hand Target

Hand targeting is teaching your dog to use his nose to touch your hand on cue, that is if you put your hand out and say “touch”, your dog should come running over and touch your hand with his noise. This is a very useful […]
March 11, 2013

Teach Your Dog to “Check-In”

Does your dog ignore you or play “hard to get” when in the backyard and its time to come in? Teach your dog to enjoy “checking in” with you by keeping delicious treats on you while watching your dog play in the backyard. Randomly call […]
February 9, 2013

Stop Your Dog from Counter Surfing

It’s Friday night and after a long work week you decide to grill a delicious steak for yourself. As you go the fridge to get a drink, your mischievous pup jumps up and helps himself to your hard earned dinner. Is this a common scenario […]