Dog Problems – Denial or Procrastination

Dog Problems – Denial or Procrastination

To this day, I will never understand why people will wait until dog problems get to a point of frustration, panic or pain (emotion or physical) to seek help on understanding and fixing the problem.  Some people it seems, at least from my experience, stay in denial or...
When Dogs Attack Walkers, Runners, Bicyclists

When Dogs Attack Walkers, Runners, Bicyclists

I received an email from a lady asking me about helping with training walkers, runners and bikes in deterring dog attacks effectively and safely.  Interesting request. The actual activities of walking, running and biking (motion activities) all tend to elicit the prey...
Problems walking on a leash

Problems walking on a leash

In the last week, I’ve been with 3 different clients whose common complaint was dog aggression.  One dog was a female lab mix, another was a male golden and the last was a female Corgi.  The female lab was definitely territorial and lacked proper socialization. ...
Which Breed of Dog is Best ?

Which Breed of Dog is Best ?

Which breed of dog is best? This question always amazes me.  For some reason most folks think that within a specific breed all dogs born of that breed will have the same characteristics.  Everyone thinks that goldens are perfect and couldn’t possibly have any...
When Dogs Growl at Children

When Dogs Growl at Children

One of the most common reasons dogs get sent to shelters, or worse, put down, is for their behavior with children.  Dogs and children – it is a 2 way street.  Yes, dogs need to understand how to behave with children, yet many parents neglect teaching their...
Choosing Your Family Dog

Choosing Your Family Dog

Thinking about getting a new dog or puppy? Generally it’s better to plan an adoption from a shelter or the purchase of a pure bred dog. But, you never know when you will happen upon a stray that tugs on your heart strings. I was surprised once. I said I would never...