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.
The story I am about to tell you is true, the names have been changed to protect the foolish (albeit well-intentioned).
The holidays are approaching. You may be worried about your canine crew mixing with friends and relatives for festive get-togethers, but a little planning can make the holidays more enjoyable for all.
Visions of sugarplums and the Christmas puppy are dancing through your head. Perhaps this is a vision best revisited.
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.
Material has never been my style; with that in mind, all I really want for Christmas is a home for Frosty.
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.
Does the title sound like a Dr. Seuss book? I confess, the hat part I threw in just because.
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.
Priceless! To me anyways. Bridget actually hailed from a breeder in South Carolina, donated to K9 Partners For Life, intended to live her life as a service dog. Due to illness, she was released from that program, works as my right hand dog and is worth her weight in gold.
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.
Whoa, just wait a minute.
As a Mom to three human kids and 2 dogs, I am no stranger to putting various costumes together for Halloween.
Winter: a distant thought on this brilliant fall day in Maryland. Indeed I cringe at the thought of icy roads.
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.
This dog trainer got her learning on, at the APDT 2011 Catch The Wave Conference in sunny feel good San Diego. For this East Coast dog trainer, CA was the trip of a lifetime, a trip of many firsts, including a first glimpse of the Pacific Ocean.