10 Reasons Why Punishment Fails in Dog Training

10 Reasons Why Punishment Fails in Dog Training

I am often asked if I ever use corrections during training exercises with my animals. And in short, the answer is “no”; however, there are times when it would be appropriate to interrupt a particular undesirable behaviour, and by definition, this would be punishment.    But my goal with an interruption is to create a…

Annika McDade: Professional Dog Trainer & Behavioural Consultant

Annika McDade: Professional Dog Trainer & Behavioural Consultant

Annika McDade, Professional Dog Trainer extraordinaire, collaborates with Release the Hounds to create an in-depth Team Training Curriculum. Annika McDade is a triple-certified Vancouver based Professional Dog Trainer & Behaviour Consultant, who has been training since 2008 when she began teaching group obedience classes in Calgary. However, her passion for working with animals was evident long before…

Why Company Culture is so Important

Why Company Culture is so Important

Release the Hounds was the only Vancouver dog walking company being represented at Dreamforce, the world’s largest technology conference, held in San Francisco last month. Last year I was invited to the Dreamforce conference to speak at a breakout session sharing tips and strategies in regards to forming customer loyalty. This year, I also received an…

How to Care for your Senior Dog

How to Care for your Senior Dog

Understanding how to care for your senior dog can have its challenges. From understanding dog behaviour to a supportive nutrition regime, here we will go through step by step on what to look for and how to provide the best care for your dog. Becoming a senior; that time in life where you can actually…