Author Archives: Where's Your Sit?

About Where's Your Sit?

Where's Your Sit? is a dog training company based in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Owned and operated by Jade Zwingli who has over 10 years' experience working with animals of all kinds.

Don’t Rub Their Face In It

Sometimes in the world of dog training I come across advice that is old, out dated and just plain ridiculous. I wonder how this ever became a “thing” to do. The issue on my plate today is why would someone … Continue reading

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My Dogs Fight – What Now?

I’ve spent a lot of time discussing dog reactivity and issues with strangers or other dogs that we see on walks. Sometimes however dogs have aggression at home with the other dogs they live with. This issue can be heart … Continue reading

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Living (Happily) with a Reactive Dog

I have a dog that is just amazing – he’s sweet, loyal, well trained and extremely dedicated to his human family. He’s also not good with other dogs especially if there’s a barrier like a fence or a leash involved. … Continue reading

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Exercise & Dog Reactivity

The ISCP has released new research from graduate Linda Cooper on the impact of exercise on reactive dogs (view study here). The study is fairly interesting in that it recommends reducing walks and arousal increasing activities such as fetch. The … Continue reading

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My Neighbourhood: A Recipe for Dog Disaster!

Every day I take my German Shorthaired Pointer out for a private one on one walk. He enjoys the obedience work we do and it gives him a chance for some private time with me. He also has a few … Continue reading

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Training Doggy Play Skills

Since getting my new puppy I’ve spent a great deal of time on training her to have great skills with other dogs. A lot of families think this means to take their new puppy to puppy socials, daycare or play … Continue reading

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Having a Merry Christmas with Dogs!

Christmas can be a very busy time of year and it’s easy to overlook keeping your pets safe in all the excitement. It is important to note though that these busy holiday times are when we are more likely to … Continue reading

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Managing Puppy Biting

One of the most common concerns I address with new puppy families is biting! Puppies may look all cute and cuddly but sometimes they feel like little menaces with those super sharp puppy teeth! This can be especially trying if … Continue reading

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Settling in a New Puppy

Meet Story my new Australian Shepherd pup – she’s 8.5 weeks old and ready to move in with my crew and I. Every new puppy is different – I’ve had my share and there’s none that are the same even … Continue reading

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How to successfully foster a dog

Getting a new dog from a rescue or shelter has become extremely common place and there has been an increase in that amount of pet lovers fostering a pet. Foster parent programs vary from rescue to rescue but the premise … Continue reading

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