An Overview of Separation Anxiety in Dogs

An Overview of Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Though some breeds and personalities are more likely to develop separation anxiety, dogs who have been “rehomed” are at far greater risk of developing separation anxiety than dogs born into a more stable environment. Dogs are pack animals and feel most comfortable when they are with their pack, whether their pack is composed of fellow…

8 Steps to an Enjoyable Leash Walk

8 Steps to an Enjoyable Leash Walk

1. Be patient and persistent. If your dog has been “walking you” for some time, it is going to take awhile to teach loose leash walking. 2. Before you even start to walk, use a clicker to teach your dog the position you would like her to be in when you are on a walk…

7 Days to Better Your Relationship with Your Dog

7 Days to Better Your Relationship with Your Dog

Day One: Add Some Doggy Zen Time Turn the TV off, close your laptop, and put your cell phone away. Put away any and all things that might take your attention away from your dog. For 30 Minutes sit in silent connection with your dog. You can place your hands on them and give a…

Is Humanizing Our Pets Healthy?

Is Humanizing Our Pets Healthy?

For the first time in history, pet dogs outnumber children in America. As of 2010, the number of pet dogs in the States was 43 million, whereas the number of children was 38 million. This continuing population trend — that seems to exist not only in North America — has led to the now widespread…

10 Tips for Teaching a Reliable Recall

10 Tips for Teaching a Reliable Recall

1. “Come!” is the most important thing you will teach your dog and if it is trained using positive reinforcement and play, the recall game never gets old, so practice often and make it fun. 2. Keep your dog on a leash or safety long line until he has been trained through a recall program….