Ask most dog owners one thing they'd like to change in their dog? Jumping at the door - on them and on guests. This can be a challenging behaviour to change if your dog has been doing it for a long time but it can be done.Read More
So many families bring a dog into the home for their kids because it's a wonderful experience - it can be. It can also be a bad experience for both parties.
Good relationships between children and dogs don't just happen. They develop over time. Each participant needs to learn what to do and what not to do.Read More
Come! It's something everyone wants their dog to do and yet it’s something most people don't fully train. They stop training once the dog responds in their home and get angry when the dog doesn’t respond in the park or in a different location.Read More
You may notice your perfect puppy seems to have forgotten all he once knew. Does he seem to have selective hearing? Does he tilt his head in that cute way when you ask him to sit? Does he take off in the opposite direction when you call him? Is he barking at the world?Read More
Everyone wants his or her new puppy to sit when asked or come running when called the first day the pup enters the home.
Think about this for a moment.
What language does your dog speak? English, French, Italian, Hebrew, Cantonese? The answer is, none of the above.Read More
I often come across people who get angry and frustrated with their dogs because, from their point of view, the dog is “being stubborn” or “not listening”. So I thought I would write this blog about how dogs learn.Read More
When looking to change unwanted behaviour, whether jumping on guests or barking at other dogs. taking steps to eliminate the opportunity to continue to practice those behaviours is an important part of the process.Read More
Just because your dog is not displaying outward signs of discomfort such as growling, barking lunging, jumping, to name a few, does not mean he's handling the situation well.Read More
Before we bring a dog into our home most of us have an idea or picture of what life will be with our dog. Some get a small dog so it's easy to take along everywhere, others want to do therapy visits or scenting work or competitive sports or simply be able to do daily walks around the neighbourhood.
We don't always get the dog we expect.Read More