In multiple dog families — like multiple child families — each member should find their own place.
Pets need to feel empowered in order to thrive.
Awareness and a leash can prevent an unpleasant encounter while walking your "friendly dog."
Dog training never ends.
Short waits can add up to extreme heat for dogs confined in cars.
The advent of spring prompts neighborhood dogs to come outside and say, "hello."
Distracted training methods lead to disjointed training results.
Leaving dog poop on the ground is not recycling. It’s a pollutant, and it’s damaging our environment.
Use it or lose it; teaching dogs new behaviors requires frequent practice and reinforcement.
I remember what I learned at the stock dog workshop. My dog and I need to work together as a team everywhere.
We use food as a reward/reinforcer for behavior we want to see more of when we train dogs.
Not all people are social butterflies. Not all dogs are social butterflies. Some people may prefer solitude or small groups of friends as do some dogs.
This time of year with snow on the ground and sidewalks and trails narrowing to single file, the encounters between dogs and humans take on a new and frightening aspect.
We love this little guy. He is a permanent part of our lives, and we are cruising along with minimal difficulties. I’ll share what I mean by minimal.
If I can only say one thing, it is “Train that puppy and keep that training in place for the foreseeable future.”