Behavior

Training Your Dog To Have Impulse Control: What Is It?

By |2020-10-15T21:16:14+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Behavior, Dog Care|

As I write this, I just finished a bowl of Mint Chip ice cream and I am considering a second. Or maybe I should just eat the whole carton? The fact that I am even stopping to think about it shows some impulse control. Though if I fail to resist the temptation to grab that whole carton and finish it right now,

3 Leash Training Techniques To Help A Dog That Pulls

By |2020-10-15T21:29:21+00:00November 9th, 2016|Behavior, Dog Care|

Walking your dog—in theory—is a wonderful way to relax and get some exercise. Imagine a gorgeous fall day, leaves changing all around you, a light breeze blowing, and a slight chill to the air. You stroll through the red falling leaves while your sweet dog trots along at your side. Perfection. I think this is what most people picture when they

Living With Multiple Pets Safely And Happily

By |2020-10-15T21:48:52+00:00November 9th, 2016|Behavior|

1. BOUNDARIES Setting our pets up for success is extremely important and creating physical boundaries is often necessary in order to achieve this. There are many tools to assist in this, including ex-pens, baby gates, tethers (leashes), and doors. Here are a few examples of how these tools can be implemented: While enjoying a daily dental chew, dogs Freddie and Maxine

Dog Training For Adolescent Dogs

By |2020-10-15T22:05:24+00:00November 9th, 2016|Behavior, Dog Care|

Teenage years are rough for both children and parents! Hormones are raging and boundaries are tested, creating a lot of tension in the home. We’ve all been there—those of us that have raised children have been there twice or more! There are many correlations between human and canine development and adolescence is certainly one of them! We receive so many concerns

Positive Reinforcement And The “I Voted” Sticker Selfie

By |2020-07-28T04:55:50+00:00November 9th, 2016|Behavior|

In our dog training programs, our methods are based in positive reinforcement, which is when we reward behaviors we like to increase the likelihood of that behavior happening again. There’s a reason that positive reinforcement (and not punishment-based training) is such a thing right now: it’s been proven to be extremely effective because it’s based on the

The Best Collars, Leashes, And Harnesses For Walking Your Dog

By |2020-07-28T04:56:10+00:00November 8th, 2016|Behavior, Dog Care|

If you are a dog owner, I’m sure you know the overwhelming feeling of wandering through the aisles of a pet supply store, or pouring over the thousands of options for collars, leashes, and harnesses online. Well, those days are over, because we have done the work for you! Here's a helpful list of dog collars, leashes,