Dog Life Lesson: Relationships

This month I swear has been puppy month for me. Trust me, when I say this; there is proof. Nipping. Razor sharp teeth. I left sessions this week covered with scratches having helped demonstrate how to encourage a soft bite and redirect to the correct chew toys to...

Dog "Trick or Treat" Tips

Such a fun time of year! Costumes are the name of the game and as much fun as we have, it is more than likely not the same for our dogs. This time, in fact, can be very stressful. Not all dogs enjoy costumes. Let’s face it. Some of us don’t enjoy dresses...

Space is EVERYTHING

Think about this for a moment. How comfortable are you when someone is in your “bubble?” You know, that invisible space around you that you consider your own. Some people consider their space needs wider than others, depending on their own comfort level....

Holistic Dog: Dog Stretches

Helping your dog stretch, or even massaging him isn’t a luxury; there are actually many health benefits for him. For older dogs it can help with arthritis, with dogs that are sports driven will prevent injury, and for all dogs it will improve health. You can...

Whistle Train Come

There are times when your dog may be too far away from you to hear the cue “come” or maybe it’s just too difficult for you to yell and the whistle would be an easier tool. Here are some simple tips from my book, “Come, Boy!” The Start of...