3 Simple Fixes for Food Training Gone Wrong

3 Simple Fixes for Food Training Gone Wrong

Puppy lure – istock.jpg Edit Delete   I love using food in training. Close up or at a distance, it’s dead easy to deliver as a reward and dogs generally love it and want to work for it.  Some dogs will do cartwheels for cheerios (can anyone say “Labrador...
Top 5 Tips for Dog-People Greetings

Top 5 Tips for Dog-People Greetings

jumping jack russell.jpg Edit Delete It’s holiday season and that means lots of visiting and visitors. Follow these tips so that your dog is welcome to say hi to anyone on the street or at home. 1. No pulling to say hi. The goal is a polite, composed greeting, so it...
Five Keys to a Safe Halloween

Five Keys to a Safe Halloween

doctor dog.jpg Edit Delete I asked my students in class last night: what’s your plan for your puppy on Halloween? I got 6 blank stares – no one had thought about what to do with the dog! And because most of the dogs were new to their homes, owners and dogs had no...
To Be or Not to Be….a Dog's Dog

To Be or Not to Be….a Dog's Dog

to be or not to be.jpg Edit Delete We all want our dogs to 'make nice' with other dogs—and shouldn’t it come naturally? Dogs are social, after all. So why does an otherwise sweet-natured canine buddy turn into a killjoy at the park? One reason is that dogs...