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Trigger Stacking: The science behind what is happening in your dogs brain during a stressful event

Trigger Stacking: The science behind what is happening in your dogs brain during a stressful event

Animals have a stress response system and they use it to adjust to changes in the world around them. This system is called the HPA axis, and it works in the ...
What is enrichment?

What is enrichment?

We know a lot more than we used to about our canine companions mental abilities. They are active, smart, and social beings. We know that we need enrichment or we can ...
Potty Training Tips and Tricks

Potty Training Tips and Tricks

One of the first major challenges of puppy-parenthood is teaching your puppy to go potty outside. Below we’ve outlined our favorite tips for potty training, as well as ...
Teaching Your Puppy to Read Cut-off Signals in Play

Teaching Your Puppy to Read Cut-off Signals in Play

Dogs use many different signals to communicate during play. This communication functions to keep the peace and make sure everyone is having fun. In order for an ...
Bringing Home a New Puppy

Bringing Home a New Puppy

Congratulations! You just brought home your new best friend! Integrating a new puppy into your life is such a fun and rewarding experience, but it can also make you ...
Building a Relationship with Your Puppy

Building a Relationship with Your Puppy

Bringing a puppy home often carries with it a sense of hope for the future. You’re excited by all of the new things you’ll get to teach your little buddy, and dream of ...
Barking out Windows: A Cheap and Easy Solution

Barking out Windows: A Cheap and Easy Solution

Gazing out of windows can be great for all kinds of things; you can watch the snow falling, the sun rising, and your kids playing in the yard. Our pups might be fixated ...
Preparing for the Holidays

Preparing for the Holidays

The holiday season is here! And no matter what you celebrate, the holiday often means that you will, at some point, be expecting company! Parties can be stressful not ...
Making Sense of Loose Leash Walking

Making Sense of Loose Leash Walking

For those of you with dogs that really enjoy walking and exploring novel environments, dogs, and/or people, we know the struggle behind taking your excited dog outside ...
Treat Yourself to Some Tricks!

Treat Yourself to Some Tricks!

If you don’t already do tricks with your dog, chances are you’ve heard about dogs that can do some really cool tricks. But guess what, they aren’t just for wildly ...
10 Exercise Alternatives for Reactive Dogs

10 Exercise Alternatives for Reactive Dogs

Instead of going on neighborhood walks with our reactive dogs, we recommend these 10 alternative forms of physical and mental exercise! 1. Enrichment walks Take your ...
Tips for Fireworks Season

Tips for Fireworks Season

Take your dog out for their final potty break before it gets dark Once it’s dark, fireworks start! Taking your dog outside during fireworks can be scary, and also ...