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 […]

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

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 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 […]

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 […]