Dog Anxiety

How to Help Your Dog with Anxiety in a Car

Earlier this week, our house was being shown so I had to leave with our pups for a couple of hours. Emmett, my assistant, has always had anxiety when riding in cars. When we first found him as a stray, just getting him in the car was almost…
What to Do When Your Dog is Out of Control

What to Do When Your Dog is Out of Control

We have almost all been there. You're cute pooch is jumping on everything...you, the furniture, your guests. You tell her, "No," "Off," or "Down." Nothing works. It seems as if she didn't even hear you or is completely ignoring you. This is…
Mandy and Ellie Training

4 Techniques to Boost Your Dog Training

The speed at which your dog learns each new skill will depend on what the skill is, how consistent it is taught, the ways that she is rewarded, and patience. The very first element of dog training starts with you. You MUST be in the right frame…
How to Help Your Dog Enjoy Thanksgiving Safely

How to Help Your Dog Enjoy Thanksgiving Safely

With Thanksgiving coming up next week, it’s important to talk about food safety for dogs. Many people love to include their canine companions in holiday festivities including feeding them some of the leftover Thanksgiving meal. However, they…
2 Ways to Take Control That Will Grab Your Dog's Focus

2 Ways to Take Control That Will Grab Your Dog's Focus

In order for any training to be successful, you MUST have control of your dog. If not, you’ll be talking to deaf ears. Just like children in a classroom, you have to have their attention before learning can begin. If at some point during training…
Why Exercise with Your Dog is Crucial to Training

Why Exercise with Your Dog is Crucial to Training

It’s crucial to relieve your dog’s excess energy through exercise and play before any training can begin. I remember the first time I trained one of my dogs. I was so excited. I had done my research— looked at videos and read articles.…