How to Prevent Unwanted Behaviours

Preventing Unwanted Behaviours More and more I am called for help with behaviour issues for puppy’s and rescues. Resource guarding, snapping at people, ignoring their owners, refusing to walk, the list goes on and on. As a trainer, I want to get to the root of the problem to figure out the cause of the…

To Train or Not to Train…

Is training your puppy essential to their well-being? The short answer is YES!! Imagine if you never learned to read or write, add or subtract, dress yourself or any other basic life skill. It would be hard to socialize, get a job or survive on your own. Dog’s, like people, need to learn to mature…

Dog Walking Etiquette

I live across the street from a busy park. This is not a dog park, and the park has very busy road on two sides. Since the mandated lockdowns due to COVID-19, I have witnessed some annoying and, on occasion, alarming things with dog owners. My Dog is Friendly – Your dog MAY be friendly…

Back to Work Plan for your Puppy

Many of us have been working from home for months. Our puppies and dogs have become used to having us around all the time. In most cases they have become less independent and, honestly more needy and reliant on our attention. Although we all enjoy the time with our pets, we need to ask ourselves…

Integrating a Second Dog in Your Home

When Joe Allen considered adding another dog to his canine family, he asked himself some pretty important questions. Do I have the time to devote to another dog, am I willing to train another dog and do I have the financial resources to support another pet? Joe’s resident dog, Bing, is a hound rescued from…

Social Distancing and Your Dog

Right now a lot of us are at home because of Covid-19 and our dogs love it! Their humans are around all the time, walking more, playing more and our pups are almost never alone. For many humans our pets are a much needed distraction and comfort now more than ever.There is a downfall to…

Socialization Tracker: How to

Updating your puppy’s social development tracker is a great way to see progress. The first step is to add skills to your social development dashboard. Skills should make sense in your life with your puppy. This dashboard is located underneath your social development tracker in the training drop down menu. This dashboard is located underneath…

Silly dog

Charming things dogs do

Let’s face it, one of the best parts of being a dog guardian is laughing at the crazy antics they get up to. I am not talking about canine behaviours that makes us crazy, like getting sprayed by a skunk or even extreme things like riding a skate board. I am talking about sweet, charming…