Walking Your Dog: Like Candy to a Kid

Walking Your Dog

Walking your dog can be mutually beneficial for you and your dog and immensely improve his quality of life. Everyone knows the benefits of exercise especially walking, is great. But do you really know why walking your dog at least twice daily is important? Quality of life I once read that a dog’s quality of […]

If Dogs Could Talk, What Would Your Dog Say

Dogs Could Talk

“If dogs could talk, what would yours say?”  I ask dog owners this as I love to see how the answers differ. Most owners say:  Dogs need love and affection. And most do say love and affection first. Others may follow up with some things they would think I want to hear like obedience training […]

Calming Your Dog

Calming Your Dog

Calming your dog can refer to numerous situations: thunderstorms, fireworks, or just any time he shows extreme anxiety about something. But today I want to talk about calming your excitable and out of control dog with better human-dog interaction because how You behave can have a profound effect on how Your dog behaves. You interact […]

Great Dog Behavior Fast – 5 Embarrassingly Easy Steps

Great Dog Behavior Fast - 5 Embarrassingly Easy Steps

Great dog behavior fast? I’ve got to be kidding, right? And it’s embarrassingly easy. There’s no arguing that getting great dog behavior is a lot easier if you start on day one and train correctly from the beginning. But the reality is, most dog owners don’t train correctly and consistently from day one to get […]

Well Trained Puppy in 15 Minutes a Day

Well Trained Puppy in 15 Minutes a Day

Would you jump at the chance to have a well trained puppy in 15 minutes a day? Do you realize that if you did the training work with your puppy, you’d most likely avoid dog behavior problems associated with a dog that grew up with no structure. Doing at least 15 minutes a day of […]

Control Your Dog Behavior

Control Your Dog Behavior

Trying to control your dog behavior can drive many owners to the end of their rope! On the one hand we really like these descriptive qualities in our dogs: playfulness, high energy, high spirits and full of life. However, when your dog doesn’t slow down and you can’t find the “off-button,” it becomes a lot […]

Small Dogs Need Training and Exercise

Small Dogs Need Training and Exercise

Believe it or not small dogs need training and exercise as well. Let me say it again: Small dogs need training and exercise for their mental and physical health and well-being. Not providing your small dog with enough house rules, obedience training and exercise sets your dog and you up for dog behavior problems. These […]

Dogs and Fireworks

Dogs and Fireworks

Dogs and fireworks can be a scary and tragic combination. How will your dog cope with this coming July 4th?  Is he a trooper like a hunting dog and not affected by the sound of fireworks or gun shots? Or does your dog crawl into your lap or hide in the farthest and darkest corner […]

Help Your Dog Beat the Heat

Help Your Dog Beat the Heat

If you don’t help your dog beat the heat, you may have big problems later. That would be a tragedy. We walked our three dogs today — mid-day — for a very short potty break only because the electricians were working in the already brutally sunny back yard. The asphalt street and the concrete sidewalks […]

Stress in Dogs

Stress in Dogs

There can be many reasons for stress in dogs these days which can then create dog behavior problems you never would have expected. Dogs are simple animals but, simple things you might not think about, can create stress in your dog.  Stress can be physical or emotional in character or it can be related to […]