Midnight Dog Walkers: Light up for Safety!

Midnight Dog Walkers: Light up for Safety!

Vancouver midnight dog walkers, you are totally awesome! You don’t let life get in the way of your commitment to your dog’s well being and your personal health. Honestly, I want to salute you…only if I could see you a bit better in the dark. I wear tons of reflective decals and flashing LED lights….

How to Cope with the Loss of Your Pet

How to Cope with the Loss of Your Pet

Niki Perry’s Tips on How to Cope with Pet Loss, Inspired by Gunnar By Niki Perry, CPDT-KA, KPACTP, CEMT Dogs are, undoubtedly, a huge part of the lives of many people. We not only exist together but also, mutually benefit each other and improve each other’s lives. Whether they are with us for 4 years or…

A Tired Dog is a Happy Dog by Sarah Pennington

A Tired Dog is a Happy Dog by Sarah Pennington

Did you know that under-stimulation and insufficient exercise are at the root of many problem behaviors? Dogs need both physical exercise and fun mental challenges on a daily basis. If you don’t give your dog something to do, they will find something else to do, and usually this will not be something that you approve…

4 Approaches to Behavior Change Protocol

4 Approaches to Behavior Change Protocol

When it comes to changing an existing undesirable response to stimuli there are four approaches to be considered. There are two types of habituation: Flooding and Desensitization, and two types of counter-conditioning: Classical Counter-conditioning and Operant Counter-conditioning. In this short article, I define these techniques, but please consider that this is a quick introduction to…