July the 4th is fast approaching! While this is an exciting time to celebrate with family and friends, every year I hear so many heart wrenching stories of family dogs who have run away during fireworks. This doesn’t have to happen. No matter how well-behaved, calm, and reliable a dog is, just like humans, they […]
About Mandy Foster
Mandy is the Owner and Trainer of Paws for Life, LLC. She helps dog owners understand their dog's behavior while developing a happy, well-balanced dog. Her goal is to help as many dogs as possible avoid shelters and live a happy and complete life with their humans.
Entries by Mandy Foster
A few weeks ago, I met a client for a training session at the local park in town. This is a place where people and dogs go to walk and hang out. In Georgia, where we are located, there is a leash law. This means no matter how big or small, no matter how well-trained […]
Rescues have a tremendous impact on the lives of dogs in need. It is impossible to tally up the countless hours their volunteers spend in helping these helpless animals. Today, we focus on a very special pup currently under the care of Team Stinkykiss Shelter Rescue. I have been working with Neo for the last […]
During the 25 years of my career in Customer Service, Training, and Management, I learned to communicate effectively with all different types of personalities. I also learned how to resolve problems with the angriest of customers. I have come to realize that each person has their own motives or reasons for their anger, happiness, sadness […]
Teaching your dog to heel can be one of the most difficult skills to teach your dog. It causes frustration and often causes you to question why your dog just won’t get it. Going on a nice walk on a beautiful day becomes a storm of pulling, distractions, and barking. You probably wonder if it’s […]