Adopting An Adult Dog and All That Comes With It

The COVID Puppy Phenomenon is real, as evidenced by the empty cages in your local shelters and miles-long waiting lists at reputable breeders. Maybe you thought about getting a puppy yourself, but then realized that there are just so many adult dogs desperately waiting for a home that you decided it was time to let one steal your heart and …

So You Got a New Puppy! Now What?!

This has been a year of changes for all of us, and for many, one of those changes has been expanding the household with a cute and furry friend. Dogs really are an incredible point of light in dark times, and the joy your pup can bring you and your family can be limitless! Of course, introducing an animal to …

COVID-19 stresses pets, too

We love our dogs for so many reasons including their amazing sensitivity to our moods. Sometimes it’s subtle, but dogs do react to our behavior and our energy level. Just think of a yard filled with happy children running around with their dog(s) instinctively joining in the fun. Similarly, dogs pick up on negativity as can be seen when a …

Why Are Some Dogs Aggressive?

Most people have probably seen dog training shows on TV that include aggressive dog behavior. That doesn’t make it any less scary if your own dog shows aggressive behavior. Whether it comes out of the blue or you just have a generally aggressive dog, that aggression has a reason behind it, and understanding that is the first step in reversing …

Why Is It Important to Teach a Puppy Manners?

Your new puppy has an insatiable appetite for exploring, learning, and testing their boundaries. The world can be a dangerous place for such an enthusiastic young pup, and to keep them safe it is crucial to teach them some basic behaviors; we call them “puppy manners”. Teaching your puppy a few good manners will help facilitate a lasting bond between …

Lack Of Leadership

Lack of leadership results in … Our goal by doing all these training exercises is to have the dog prioritizing what we ask of them so they look to us for guidance whenever they feel uncomfortable overwhelmed or unsure. Often when dog”s display behavior’s that are unacceptable it is because they are taking the leadership role. You can’t begin to …

Relax

  Many people work very hard on training their dogs to listen to them, obey commands, walk on a leash, etc. But what is often over looked is the most important thing in creating a family dog….. Teaching them how to relax on command…. No matter the issue we are dealing with it is usually just a symptom of lack …

Advocating For Your Dog

  Advocating for your dog can come in many different varieties. On the walk seems to be your biggest challenge. This is a key component into your dog believing and trusting in you that you will be able to protect him/ her. There are a couple things that we use that may be able to help you out. When you …

Challenging Your Limits

  The only thing stopping you from reaching your goals and dreams is you and the limits you set upon yourself. When you feel as though you have reached those limits is often when frustration builds. This causes resistance and conflict and the things that you want seem harder to achieve. Your mind acts like as an atlas. It knows …

The Shovel

    ” People know that the gold is there, but they are too lazy to pick up the shovel and start digging” ~Jim Rohn~ Whether you are wanting to improve/change your life, your dog, your career or your future you have to be willing to put in the dedication and work. This is a must to be able to …