MENTAL EXERCISE

MENTAL EXERCISE

HOW TO PROVIDE MENTAL EXERCISE FOR YOUR DOG You love your dog and want to give them the best.  Giving them a fulfilling day earning their keep will build their confidence and burn energy. Your dog is capable of a suite of species specific behaviors that...
THE TRAINER SAID MY DOG IS ANXIOUS

THE TRAINER SAID MY DOG IS ANXIOUS

IS MY DOG ANXIOUS OR JUST EXCITED? All dogs experience anxiety or stress regularly.  It can be hard for owners to identify when their dog is anxious because the signs can be subtle. Additionally, there are good kinds of stress, called eustress, which motivates our...
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

HOW TO KEEP YOUR DOG OUT OF TROUBLE THE ‘WHY’ BEHIND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT Jumping the fence, accidents in the house, chewed furniture, and even bites are all anticipatable and preventable behaviors!  Avoiding triggers with good environmental...
TEACHING YOUR DOG TO RECALL

TEACHING YOUR DOG TO RECALL

A good recall is truly be a life saver yet it’s one of the cues that owners struggle to teach.  Do you always do as you’re told?  Why not? An honest answer to that question can unravel the mysteries behind why dogs ignore their owners when they’re...
GETTING STARTED WITH CLICKER TRAINING

GETTING STARTED WITH CLICKER TRAINING

WHAT IS CLICKER TRAINING? Clicker training uses a little noise maker to give your dog instant, specific feedback about what behavior you want them to do more often.  Similar methods are used in the training of marine animals where trainers commonly use a whistle...
HELPING ANXIOUS DOGS

HELPING ANXIOUS DOGS

ANXIETY & HYPER AROUSAL IN DOGS All dogs experience anxiety or stress regularly.  It’s what motivates them to find shelter, food, social contact, avoid pain, and learn new things.  This is normal adaptive stress that presents circumstantially and...