Dog Obedience

July 2, 2014

Is Your Dog Afraid of Fireworks?

  This is part 2 of the Sound Phobia series Part 1 Fireworks and thunderstorms can cause anxiety in our pets. Is the 4th of July your favorite festivities? While it may be yours, for most of our four-legged companions it is not quite so […]
May 20, 2014

Is Your Dog Stressed? Look for these signs.

  Do you know what signs of stress look like in your dog? It is important to know what signs to look for so that you can safely remove your dog from the source of stress immediately when the stressor occurs. Stress is abstract and […]
April 23, 2014

A Tail Wagging Listener

Have you ever wondered if your dog has what it takes to be a therapy dog? Is your dog sweet, affectionate, gentle, steadfast in temperament, approachable, doesn’t shy or startle easily? Do you love people, enjoy seeing success and victories achieved by people, do you […]
March 19, 2014

Can Essential Oils Help Train Dogs?

By Liz Reyes, CPDT-KA Many dog trainers, veterinarians, and animal care providers have turned to Pure, Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oils to use in place of toxic and harmful ingredients commonly found in pet products. Personally, as a dog trainer of twenty-five years and a mother to […]
February 22, 2014

Dogs Are People Too? A New Study Suggests Dogs Can Understand Human Emotions

Pet owners have always exclaimed how bright and intuitive their dogs are. Well, this new study may shed some new light into just how much your beloved four legged companion really does know exactly what mood you are in. According to researchers in Hungary, dogs […]
November 20, 2013

Is Your Dog Leash Reactive?

An on leash reactive dog is one that shows aggressive behaviors to stranger’s dogs while on leash. The same dog while off leash is normally not aggressive. There are a number of reasons why a dog may show aggressive behaviors. A “leash reactive” dog is […]
October 16, 2013

Teach Your Dog To Fetch

Playing fetch is a great way to have fun with your dog and exercise him at the same time. If you’re lucky, your dog plays fetch naturally, but few dogs intrinsically understand the concept of retrieving. Some dogs will chase after the toy but then […]
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 […]
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 […]