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Puppy socialization during social distancing.

Puppy socialization during social distancing.

Note: recommendations based on CDC guidelines at time of publication, March 15th, 2020. It is spring 2020 and you just brought home a new puppy! You’re excited to get to ...
Enrichment: Living a bowl-free lifestyle

Enrichment: Living a bowl-free lifestyle

Ditching the food bowl can make your dog's life more interesting and fun. Increasing physical and mental enrichment can also prevent destructive behaviors rooted in ...
Euthanasia for behavior, part two: How do you decide?

Euthanasia for behavior, part two: How do you decide?

This post is the second in a series discussing euthanasia for behavior. Find the first post here and all of the posts here. Making the decision to euthanize your dog for ...
Euthanasia for behavior, part one: changing the culture

Euthanasia for behavior, part one: changing the culture

This post is the first in a series discussing euthanasia for behavior. Find the next post here and all of the posts here. Making the decision to euthanize your dog for ...
If I use food in training, will my dog only listen when I have food?

If I use food in training, will my dog only listen when I have food?

Many people worry that using positive reinforcement, "treat training," or otherwise rewarding their dog with food in training will result in a dog who only listens when ...
So you want to become a dog trainer – now what?

So you want to become a dog trainer – now what?

Dog training is so rewarding - you get to help dogs be the best versions of themselves and assist people who are struggling with their dog's behavior. Seeing a family ...
Rehoming your dog

Rehoming your dog

The decision to rehome your dog is never easy, and it can be an intimidating process - especially if your dog has behavior problems. Determining what your dog needs to ...
What is positive reinforcement?: identifying the four quadrants of training.

What is positive reinforcement?: identifying the four quadrants of training.

Positive reinforcement. Negative punishment. Negative reinforcement. Positive punishment... huh? Understanding the four quadrants of training can be daunting, but it is ...
Does the flirt pole increase prey drive?

Does the flirt pole increase prey drive?

The flirt pole is a great way to provide exercise to a dog within a confined space, train for impulse control, and build communication. Many people are worried that it ...
Should I adopt a puppy or adult dog?

Should I adopt a puppy or adult dog?

Like most everything in life, there are pros and cons to both options. The right fit for you is based on your priorities - what can you handle and what would you rather ...
Why does my dog bark at other dogs?

Why does my dog bark at other dogs?

Barking, lunging, growling, or otherwise reacting to other dogs while restrained (on a leash, behind a fence, or when otherwise held back) is often referred to as ...
What is Trigger Stacking?

What is Trigger Stacking?

Has your dog ever displayed a stronger-than-usual reaction to something like another dog or person? Maybe he growled at a guest or snapped at a dog walking by. Maybe he ...