See What a Saturday Dog Hike Looks Like with Release the Hounds!

Wanna see what a typical Saturday dog hike looks like with Release the Hounds? This video was captured with the use of hand-held cameras and “doggie-cams”! Do you want your dog to play while you’re away? Join the fun — contact us today. Video by Release the Hounds dog walker, Patrick Thurston.

How Dog Behavior Can be Influenced by Health

How Dog Behavior Can be Influenced by Health

I have spent the last 11 years studying  behaviorism and applied behavior analysis in order to create a comprehensive model for the systematic application of  philosophy, methodology, and theory to observe communication and influence more socially acceptable behavior in dogs. My Behavior Consulting Practice has been exclusively maintained through science and with very little consideration to hypothetical constructs such as personality,…

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 behavior and by definition this would be punishment. But my goal with an interruption is to create a pause…

Dog Trick: “Close the Door Behind You”

Dog Trick: “Close the Door Behind You”

Getting Started You will need a snack pack of treats and a yogurt lid for this exercise. Count out 10 treats beforehand so you can keep track of your success. Be sure to keep your training sessions short and fun to keep your dog interested in the game of training. If at any time your…

Tips to Help Your Dog Lose Weight

Tips to Help Your Dog Lose Weight

One of the worst risks to a dog’s health is being overweight. An overweight dog is neither happy nor healthy. Being overweight puts your dog at risk of developing several illnesses and diseases (like diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis), and also increases their chance of injury from excess pressure on bones and joints. The truth…