Dangers of Loving Your Dog Too Much

Probably the most common reason people get dogs is for companionship, and they do make great companions. They’re always there for you. They give you unconditional love. They endlessly listen to your problems. They seem to make everything better for you, and you assume you’re making everything better for them. But that is likely not the case. Though your pampered …

Consistency Reduces Anxiety in your Dog

Fear and anxiety are two of the most common behavior problems we see in dogs. These issues not only strip dogs of any confidence, but they can also cause aggression. Though some dogs are born more timid than others are, fear or anxiety is often the result of negative training experiences. Inconsistent Expectations Cause Anxiety One of the biggest mistakes …

Adopt Your Dog’s Outlook to Be a Better Pack Leader

Dogs are instinctive creatures. They live in the present. The past means nothing to them, and they are incapable of anticipating the future. This is their survival mechanism. Because they are not dragged down by guilt and fear and stressful feelings, they react appropriately to threats. You’re different. You feel guilt or shame over things that happened yesterday, and you …

Puppy Socialization: The Key to Raising a Well-Adjusted Dog

Puppy socialization – exposing a puppy to everything in the environment they’re likely to encounter during their lifetime – is the most important thing you can do to help your puppy grow into a calm, happy, well-adjusted adult.  Because lack of socialization can turn your curious, excited puppy into a fearful, anxious adult dog. However, results in behavior problems that …

Reduce Anxiety in your Dog

Consistency Reduces Anxiety in your Dog Fear and anxiety are two of the most common behavior problems we see in dogs. These issues not only strip dogs of any confidence, but they can also cause aggression. Though some dogs are born more timid than others are, fear or anxiety is often the result of negative training experiences. Inconsistent Expectations Cause …

Crate Training

One of the most effective ways that you can train your dog is by using crate training. This is where you teach your dog that his crate is a safe, trusted location.  One where you can happily put him while you are training him or away from him. Uses for Crate Training Crate training is based on the idea that dogs …

Reactive Dog Training Tips

If you have a dog who barks at other dogs while on the leash, there is a good chance they are dog reactive. Here are some reactive dog training tips to help your dog overcome their reactivity. Heel Matters: One of the most important pieces to solving the dog reactivity puzzle is to make sure your dog walks in a …

Dog Socialization – Acceptance of Coexisting

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Hearing that your dog may not be the typical dog that goes to the dog park to run and play with other dogs can be hard. It can make you feel like you have let them down. However, a lot of dog’s just aren’t comfortable with being social butterflies. Working With Uncomfortable Dog’s Working with dog’s that are uncomfortable or …

Puppy Socialization: The Key to Raising a Well-Adjusted Dog

Puppy socialization – exposing a puppy to everything in the environment they’re likely to encounter during their lifetime – is the most important thing you can do to help your puppy grow into a calm, happy, well-adjusted adult. Lack of socialization can turn your curious, excited puppy into a fearful, anxious adult dog. It results in behavior problems that can …

Dog Off Leash Training

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One of the biggest mis steps we see is when people rush the training process and do not accomplish on leash before they do off leash reliability. On leash training is the core and the foundation for every area of your dog’s life. How your dog responds to you is an indication of the relationship that you two share. If …