Traveling Without Your Dog

So you're going on a trip and you can't bring your dog... now what? Leaving your dogs behind can be stressful for both you and your pets. They have no idea why you're leaving or when you'll back. They're part of our families and we often wish we could take them everywhere. Plus, if you've... Continue Reading →

If Elephants Ruled the World

Imagine a world dominated by elephants. Elephants are larger than people, stronger, and in this world, far more intelligent. They control access to everything we need and love including our food, clean water and shelter. They keep us as pets, teach us things, feed, dress us, and even bathe us with their long trunks. But,... Continue Reading →

Safely Socializing Your Puppy

No one wants to be the person with "that dog". You know the one I'm talking about. The dog who barks berserkly at every single other dog on walks. The one who gets tense and nervous, or maybe even shows it's teeth and growls if another dog tries to say, "Hello." But how do you... Continue Reading →

Butt Chews for the Butt Chewer

Let me start by saying... I literally cringed just writing the title of this post. I love dogs, but boy oh boy do they have some disgusting habits! At the top of that list, in my humble opinion, is butt licking. And one of my border collies has taken that particular "pastime" to a whole... Continue Reading →

Negative Reinforcement Works Too!

If you've trained even one dog in the past 20 years, then you've likely heard of positive reinforcement training. If you haven't heard of it, and you have been training dogs, it's time to do some research! Most people assume that positive reinforcement training is just giving your dog a lot of treats. But, it's... Continue Reading →

The Life of a Dog Trainer

I often wonder what people envision the life of a dog trainer to be like. For example, do they imagine me buried in a pile of adorable puppies every day, or outside enjoying perfect walks with perfectly trained dogs on perfectly perfect summer days? Or, do they think I must be insane to choose to... Continue Reading →

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