Dealing With Excessive Canine Barking

Dealing With Excessive Canine Barking

Why Dogs Bark Dogs who bark excessively can cause high levels of frustration for their owners, but even though it seems like a lost cause and nothing can help, there are ways to modify this behavior and give owners hope. There are several reasons why dogs bark; some are acceptable, and some are not. The most common types of…

RTH Fan: Izzy the Lurcher Longdog

RTH Fan: Izzy the Lurcher Longdog

Meet Izzy! She is a 2 year old Lurcher Longdog (with Greyhound and Deerhound lines). Izzy’s favourite toys are cherry tomatoes and dead mice (!), and her favourite pastime is “decorating” the house with paper towel. Her favourite snacks are strawberries straight from the vine and stolen bananas…which she peels herself, of course. Izzy’s mom,…

7 Interesting Facts About Dogs

7 Interesting Facts About Dogs

Dogs receive the title of “man’s best friend” for countless reasons. Here are 7 facts about dogs that you may not have known: 1 – Dogs descended from wolves and inherited complex body language from them. These sophisticated forms of canine social communication and interaction may account for the ease at which dogs can be trained,…

8 Fun Games to Play with Your Dog

8 Fun Games to Play with Your Dog

Like many dog trainers, I started my career as a traditional obedience instructor who focused on teaching compliance rather than building a connection between human and animal. As I grew into the animal trainer I am today, I realized a really important fact: Traditional Obedience is boring. Okay maybe that is a bit harsh since…

Dog Boarding Options: The Pros and Cons

Dog Boarding Options: The Pros and Cons

Are you going away for the summer and don’t know what to do with your dog? Your dog is part of the family, so you want to make sure they’re in the best of hands while you’re away. There are now many more options than just the traditional dog kennel, but it’s important to know…