This past summer, we reported on an incident involving a dog who attacked a little girl at a South African shopping mall. The story and video are no less troubling with the passage of time.
My post last week was a check list of things that puppy owners need to go out of their way to expose their pups to. Proper socialization drastically cuts down on behavior issues developing later in life.
THE most important thing you can do for a puppy is introduce them to the world in a positive way.
Watching the crazed dog show couple search for their dog’s busy bee toy last night in the movie Best in Show (again) last night, I was reminded of a client’s dog, Sandy.
Over the weekend I was missing my dog Charlee and took a photo trip down memory lane. Through my blur of tears I came across these two gems.
Funny thing happened on the way to my latest post. I started writing it. Really I did. I had this massive brain storm, and I pounded the keys for a few days. Made all sorts of headway. Really I did.
It is clearly too late to desensitize your dog to everyday things like the doorbell and that pesky vacuum cleaner before guests arrive for Thanksgiving this year. As the sayings go, Christmas is coming, there is no time like the present and all that jazz.
Earth Heart Inc contacted us and asked us if we would be willing to try their products for a review. After assessing their product line, I chose Buzz Guard bug spray, and Canine Calm, a calming essential oil.
Ironic that I should be writing a how to get your dog to stop barking post when for the first time in my life, and after being a pro dog trainer for close to 20 years, I am living with dogs who love the sound of their own voices.
Dog trainers have to be up to date on the latest and greatest products around, and I am here to let you all on a little trade secret that is no longer a secret.
As a Mom to three human kids and 2 dogs, I am no stranger to putting various costumes together for Halloween.
The first thing I teach all my students is how to get and keep their dog’s attention. After all, how can we expect our dogs to come to us, to stay, or learn their cues, if they are paying us no mind.
Does your dog nip you? Grab your pant leg? Decide with his teeth when it is time for a little attention?
This week I counseled quite a few new parents on ways to help their dogs adjust to new babies. It got me thinking of this clip of a precious baby and super sweet Boxer from the Bonnie Hunt show that aired a few years back…
Those of you with nice dogs of sound mind and temperament will probably not relate to this post (but I really hope you’ll read it anyway).
There is nothing more adorable than puppies. Watching new pups in my Puppy Kindergarten Class, with their doting families in tow is as good as it gets.
The future paths of our foster dogs are hard to see through blurry tears.
Play Red Light with your kids and dogs to encourage safe interactions and to help to teach your dog that all important chill skill.