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The Most Common Complaints – Addressed!
It’s not uncommon for pet owners to reach out to me about feeling frustrated and they usually have a laundry list of complaints about their pet that includes: Chewing Digging Counter Surfing Barking Jumping Up Mouthing/Nipping Pulling on Leash Not … Continue reading
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Yesterday, I had a friend post a Facebook video about what is proper etiquette when walking dogs. She had three with her and struggled to pass a person with one dog who wouldn’t move out of the way. While I … Continue reading
Posted in General Advice, Uncategorized Tagged dog training, dog walking, passing dogs, prevention, reactivity, safety, walking on leash Leave a comment
Counter Surfing is a Fun Sport!
My 6 year Australian Shepherd has recently discovered the sport of Counter Surfing aka stealing my food from my counter, table, desk, etc. This is a brand new behaviour for him and pretty annoying I might add. I’ve honestly never … Continue reading
Posted in Behaviour Issues, Uncategorized Tagged counter surfing, dog training, food, food stealing, prevention, safety 3 Comments
Hands down – separation anxiety – is the worst behaviour issue I’ve had to live with in my own dogs and often the hardest on clients. Typically dogs with this disorder tend to make great pets. They love their people … Continue reading
Posted in Behaviour Issues, Uncategorized Tagged dog training, home alone, leaving dog, prevention, puppy, separation anxiety, stress 1 Comment
Crates & Kennels
I’ve lost count over the years of how many clients have called me to help them with problem behaviours like house soiling, chewing and general destructive behaviour. Almost every single time the dogs are left roaming the house both when … Continue reading
Posted in General Advice Tagged crate, dog training, home alone, kennel, multiple dogs, prevention, safety, what dogs need Leave a comment
What Your Dog Needs
There’s a lot of misconceptions out there about what your dog needs to be happy. I hear them all the time. It includes statements like “you need to be alpha” or “you have to show him who’s boss”. Honestly what … Continue reading
Posted in General Advice Tagged alpha, dog training, dominance, exercise, manners, prevention, relationship, respect, what dogs need 1 Comment
Tall fences make good neighbours???
There’s a saying that tall fences make good neighbours and I completely get where they are coming from however I doubt they had dogs. Tall fences (or any fence for that matter) can be a great way to contain your … Continue reading
Posted in Behaviour Issues Tagged aggression, dog training, fence fighting, multiple dogs, neighbours, prevention, recall, yard Leave a comment
Dog Fights @ Home!
It can be challenging to have multiple dogs sometimes. One of the most common calls I get is about intra-household aggression meaning that two or more dogs that live together are fighting amongst themselves. This issue causes a lot of … Continue reading
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