Social Butterfly or Lone Wolf?

Let face it, even the most outgoing person on the planet doesn’t like every person they meet! Some of us have huge circles of friends, while others of us stick to a select few. Dogs are no different. Even well socialized dogs don’t like every other dog they meet. Most...

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How to Choose a Dog Daycare

Dog daycare has become very popular, and facilities are popping up everywhere. Daycare for dogs can be wonderful for exercise and socialization. But, how can you be sure that your dog will be safe and have fun? Here's a list of must-haves for dog daycare: Supervision...

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Help! My Dog is Crazy!

Is your dog just over the top hyper? We’ve all heard that a tired dog is a good dog, but what if the more you exercise your dog, the more energetic he is?  Then it’s time to stop increasing the exercise and teach your dog to “DO NOTHING”! The common thought is that...

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5 Dog and Baby Myths Debunked

Are you ready to prepare your pooch for a new baby? Make sure you know the myths from the facts when it comes to dogs and babies.  Dog and Baby Myth #1: Bring a blanket home for Fido to sniff. Many experts advise letting your dog smell a blanket that your baby has...

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Teach Your Dog to Swim

With a few exceptions, most dogs are natural swimmers. However, that does not mean all dogs like to swim. But, with a little patience, and some tasty treats, you can teach your dog to enjoy swimming. At the very least, it is important to teach your dog how to get out...

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Positive Does Not Mean Permissive!

Just because I train my dogs using positive reinforcement does not mean I am permissive. I do not simply ignore "bad" behavior, I address it. In my training, I choose to use a mix of acceptable reinforcers and acceptable punishers. However, that never includes...

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