• Trigger Stacking

     February 13, 2024 · · 1 reaction

    Trigger Stacking and the Reactive Dog

    If you have a dog who is fearful, reactive, or aggressive; or if you have a dog who is overly aroused and easily excited, understanding trigger stacking can help.

    Read More

  • Owners of Reactive Dogs

     February 12, 2024 · · 1 reaction

    Compassion for the fearful dog and owner.

    A single traumatic event can lead to a lifetime of fear, and many reactive dogs have experienced trauma in their lives.

    Read More

  • Diggin’ It

     December 31, 2022 · · 1 reaction

    When we adopted our new puppy Quincy we discovered she just LOVES to dig! Once she gets involved in an interesting hole, she could be at it for a long time – and she’s fast and very efficient when she gets going. She’s also very difficult to stop once she gets into a digging frenzy!

    Read More

  • Welcome Home!

     November 08, 2022 · · 1 reaction

    Bringing a new dog into your home.

    It's important people realize they need to put some thought into bringing a new dog into their lives and be prepared. These are some of my top considerations and tips for helping a dog get adjusted to his new life in your home and for setting your new dog up for success moving forward.

    Read More

  • Dog Parks

     October 20, 2022 · · 1 reaction

    Should you go or should you stay away? What you need to know. 

    It’s a great benefit to have a dog park in your city if you’re fortunate to have one or more than one.  If you’re lucky, you may also have a variety of mountain trails to take your dogs to like I do in my town.

    Read More

  • On Guard

     October 07, 2022 · · 1 reaction

    Resource Guarding

    One of the more challenging behaviour issues for dog owners to modify is Resource Guarding. It’s also probably one of the most commonly misunderstood or misdiagnosed issues by dog owners.

    Read More

  • Shaping Up The Recall

     August 05, 2022 · · 1 reaction

    Achieving a Really Reliable Recall

    Getting your dog to come when he’s called (the “Recall”) is one of the most important things he can learn.  Getting that training to be successful most of the time and in most circumstances is a really big challenge for a lot of dog owners.  

    Read More

  • Stop!

     February 20, 2022 ·

    Positively Interrupting Behaviour

    With all the dogs we’ve had and all the training and learning I’ve done over the years, there are certain cues that stick out as particularly valuable. Every class I teach – Puppy, Teens, Manners and Reactive Dogs – it’s always a cue I include in my curriculum. 

    Read More

  • Play Between Dogs

     February 20, 2022 ·

    Ruff Housing.  

    Do you know what good play between dogs looks like?
    There’s nothing dog owners love more than watching their best buddy happily romping and playing with another dog. It just seems right and natural for dogs to have play buddies and to have many opportunities to play.

    Read More

  • Getting Ready for Baby

     January 24, 2022 ·

    Get Ready – Baby!

    I get a lot of calls for help from families who have welcomed a new baby into their lives only to discover that their dogs are less than thrilled about the new addition.  One of my goals is to find the best way to reach people who already have dogs and are planning a family.

    Read More