Yes, you can pet my puppy!

Yes, you can pet my puppy!

My dog-savvy four year old son is sitting next to me on a park bench finishing his ice cream cone when he notices a couple walking towards us. The man is walking a well mannered, calm leashed black and white adult dog, the woman carrying what looks to be a three to...
Coping with Fearful Adolescent Dogs

Coping with Fearful Adolescent Dogs

Many dogs who were acquired during the beginning of the pandemic are now adolescent dogs or slightly over a year old. Working with under-socialized, fearful and nervous dogs is nothing new to professional dog trainers like myself, yet seeing this many come through our...
Walk it Out

Walk it Out

One of the biggest client complaints is their dog pulling on the leash. Before we get into different ways to combat this unpleasant behavior, the first thing to remember is…It isn’t the dog’s fault. Being quadrupeds by nature, dogs walk faster than...
Drive: It isn’t about Energy

Drive: It isn’t about Energy

It is standard within the dog world to interchangeably use drive as a term for dogs that are energetic. However, drive isn’t about the energy level of the dog, it’s about the desire to respond to a reinforcer. There are plenty of medium to low energy dogs...

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