Tag Archives: training

Rude Dog? Here’s how to change it up!

I work with A LOT of adolescent dogs (that period between 5 months old and 2 years old where your dog stops listening to you) and they often struggle with similar issues: Jumping up on guests (including mouthing/nipping, head ramming … Continue reading

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Compassion for Fearful Dogs

My clients usually make up 2 select groups of dogs – the first group is the untrained, rowdy and often young dogs who have poor manners and drive their owners crazy with “naughty” behaviour and the second group is usually … Continue reading

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My dog ate my homework…

One of the oldest excuses students have given their teachers over the decades have been “my dog ate my homework”. Dogs do sometimes have destructive tendencies which is why even though uncommon this excuse is plausible. Dogs engage in destructive … 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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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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Loose Leash Walking – I’m in Charge Right?

There’s this common prevalent myth that if your dog walks nicely on leash then you are the leader and all behaviour problems will disappear. I don’t know WHY people believe this but they do. Loose leash walking is incredibly important … Continue reading

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New Puppy? How to Prepare

I’m getting a new puppy so I have puppy brain – and that means some pretty puppy centric posts coming your way! I have 7 weeks to go before she arrives and here’s what I’m doing to get ready. I … Continue reading

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The Art of Surprise

I own a variety of dogs and they all have one thing in common. If we are out on a quiet hike with low traffic they will ALL react when we see a person or dog appear. If we were … Continue reading

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