How to Teach a Stay

How to Teach a Stay

A big complaint of pet owners is that their dog will not stay in a command. This often due to not having an effective communication system in place (see our blog about marker words) and we often forget to reward the pause. Meaning we ask the dog to sit then we go...
Too Much Freedom Too Fast

Too Much Freedom Too Fast

Too much freedom too fast. I’m often faced with new doggy owners who are struggling with their pup inside the home, whether it’s housebreaking, destruction, or being plan obnoxious. My destressed owners are often at their wits end with their furry friend. I often find...
Value of Rewards

Value of Rewards

Value of rewards. When training our dog, we often overlook what our dog finds valuable. We assume the treats that the pet store attendant suggested are the best thing since slice bread. Only to find out when we go home and offer one to our pup, they turn their nose...
Love with Boundaries

Love with Boundaries

Most people get a pet for companionship. Someone to share their emotions with. Someone to care for in a way that understands our love. But what most people don’t understand is that love and a healthy relationship has boundaries. I often intercept these relationships...
The Furniture Debate

The Furniture Debate

Allowing pets on the furniture There’s a point during a consultation with a client where they’ll sigh and reprimand themselves for allowing their dog on the furniture. They’ll go on how they’re bad owners and that they’re the reason for their dog’s bad behavior. While...