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 …

The Root of Anxiety

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Anxiety generally comes from not knowing what is expected. Confidence comes from knowing what is expected. If your dog is suffering with severe anxiety he/ she is unable to make decisions without becoming stressed. To help your dog at home what I would recommend is a minimum of a month of controlling everything he does so that you remove the …

The 10 Commandments Of Potty Training

Potty training a dog or a puppy can become very frustrating when it is not going well. We have put together what we call The Ten Commandments of potty training to help anyone who may be struggling. This is a layered process and will help set both you and your dog up for success! 1. SCHEDULE– Puppies and dog’s are …

What fear and anxiety look like in a dog

Not Addressing Fear/Anxiety Issues There are a lot of behavioral problems that can stem from fear. When fear and anxiety aren’t addressed they are often overlooked because we often feel bad for our dog and unknowingly encourage that state of mind instead of helping the through it. Tail tucking Ears pinned back Hair raised on center of back Cowering or …