6 best ways to teach dogs how to stop chewing

Dogs have been man’s best friend for many years and they are a great addition to any family. Sometimes, though, we all get frustrated with our furry friends when they chew on things that they shouldn’t be chewing on. Chewing is actually one of the most common behavioral issues that dog owners ask about! In […]

How To Fix Common Doggy Misbehaviors

Raise your hand if you’ve had this experience: You’re hanging out in the living room watching TV, and you hear a knock. Your dog immediately launches themselves off the couch, barking their head off as they skid toward the front door. You follow along in their wake, grab their collar, open the door a crack, […]

How To Motivate Your Dog

Canine Communication Basics Have you ever wondered how to communicate with your dog? Maybe you want them to listen to you, or be more obedient to your wishes. In order to do this, you need to get inside their head. How do you do this? By tapping into their motivational drives. At the most basic […]

How To Choose A Dog Trainer

A question that I’m often asked is “how do you choose a dog trainer?” The answer to this question depends on a number of factors, which we’ll cover in this post. At a high level, you’ll want a trainer who takes a balanced approach, and whose philosophy aligns with yours. They also need to communicate […]

How To Teach Your Dog To Walk On A Loose Leash

Have you taken your dog for a walk, only to have your shoulder dislocated as they chase after a squirrel? Do you sometimes feel like you’re in your own version of the Iditarod with your pup? We’re here to help! Today, we’ll cover a few simple tips to help you and your dog get in […]

Training Canine Separation Anxiety

Over my 10 years of dog training experience, I’ve helped a number of dogs overcome their separation anxiety. This is a complex process that takes a long time, and requires the help of a trained professional. At a high level, you need to find your dog’s threshold, desensitize them, and counter-condition their response to your departure. If […]

How To Calm A Fearful Dog

Every day, dogs encounter obstacles in their world that cause them anxiety. These can include loud noises such as thunder, other people, other dogs, smooth floors, storm grates, car rides, etc. Our tips will help calm a fearful dog.  A fearful dog can be a challenge to handle, as it is difficult to take them […]

How To Teach Your Dog Not To Jump On People

Jumping up is one of the few unwanted behaviors that we reward, especially when dogs are young. This behavior begins in puppyhood, and is a dog’s way of saying hello when they see their owner, or someone they like. Naturally, when a puppy does this, the next step would be to pet them and play […]

Structure & Consistency: The Keys To Maintaining A Well Behaved Dog

Welcoming a rescue dog or new puppy into your home can be quite exciting! You can’t help but think about all of the delightful moments that you will share with your new canine partner, where you’ll go, and how to begin training. Well, I have news for you: The moment you brought your dog home, […]