Many of us will need the help of a qualified dog trainer, but sometimes finding a certified, well-trained dog trainer can be hard! Here are a few resources to consider, as well as a list of Red Light-Green Light questions to ask yourself and any trainer you are interviewing to help you:
Holidays can be a happy and fun time for the people in your house, but they can be pretty scary or unnerving for the pets in our homes. Here are a few tips to help you make the holidays enjoyable – or at least tolerable – for your pets.
It can be hard to know how long or short to keep your pet’s training sessions. Are longer sessions better so you can cover more things and have more repetitions? Or is it better to keep them short? The answer might surprise you!
All pets will need medication at some point in their lives. While it is important to teach our pets to enjoy being handled, it is equally important that we help give them the best experience possible regardless of how much training they have had.
When our dog barks at other dogs, it can mean a few different things. In order to help them make better choices and feel safe around other dogs, these are a few strategies to try.
Resource guarding can be one of the most challenging issues our dogs have. It can be hard to know what to do at first, but there are some strategies we can use to help our dogs make better choices in the future.
You can use the theories of creating what is called a Conditioned Emotional Response to new things or things they find to be scary.
The Premack Principle states that for any two behaviors, the one that’s more likely (or that your dog prefers) can reinforce, or strengthen, the one that’s less likely (and that you might prefer). Instead of trying to get our dogs to ignore whatever excites and distracts them, we can use those excitements and distractions as rewards.
One of the biggest questions I am asked is at what point can pet owners start giving their puppy or dog more freedom in their home. However, the benefits of limiting a dog’s freedom are numerous and it can be very beneficial for your dog.
There are many different types of walks that we can take our dogs on, these involve exercise walks, sniffing walks, decompression walks, and training walks. Each one has a specific purpose and will have different expectations.