• Body Handling (or Touch) Sensitivity

     January 13, 2022 ·

    Can You Handle It?

    As a dog trainer, one of my top priorities is to convey to clients just how important it is that their dogs be able to tolerate handling. Handling can be defined as a dog’s ability to tolerate being touched all over in many different contexts. 

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  • My dog jumps on People!

     December 07, 2021 ·

    The “Hi!” Jump Challenge (aka - “He just wants to say hi.”)

    One of the top complaints we get from clients is that their dog jumps up on people. It’s a difficult problem for most dog owners and it’s not an easy one to solve - the longer it goes on, the harder it can be to change the behaviour.

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  • Pandemic Puppy?

     November 08, 2021 ·

    Pandemic Puppy Pointers

    There has been A LOT of puppies show up on the scene during the Covid 19 Pandemic to date.  Many of us have been inundated with requests for puppy classes and private training help. 

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  • Puppy Nipping and Biting

     January 21, 2021 ·

    Piranha Puppy!

    Have you had those moments where the angelic light of your life is happily cuddling, snuggling and gazing adoringly into your eyes with sleepy contentment . . . . . . . then suddenly Piranha Puppy appears?!!

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  • Pandemic Dog Training

     January 20, 2021 ·

    Housebound Hounds! 

    Here are some tips on what training to do with your dog while we are all housebound during Covid times.  Basic training, separation anxiety basics and behaviour prevention are discussed.

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  • Dog-Dog Greetings

     November 23, 2020 ·

    It's a dog meets dog world!

    How polite is your dog when he greets other dogs? Here are some tips and guidelines for dogs greeting on leash and off leash.

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  • Does Your Dog Destroy His Toys?

     May 30, 2020 ·

    Hold the Stuffing!  

    Does your dog rip apart and de-stuff all his fluffy toys?  Here's how I taught my dog to quit wrecking his toys.

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  • 5 Ways to Help Your Reactive Dog

     December 28, 2019 ·

    5 Tips to help you with your reactive dog. 

    Plus an added Bonus!    5 tips to help other people with their reactive dogs!

    Fear is the most common cause of aggression in dogs. 

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  • Should My Dog Be In My Wedding?

     July 16, 2019 ·

    7 Ways To Do It, 7 Things To Consider

    Can’t you just picture a trio of bridesmaid and groomsman with a beautifully groomed dog tucked in between them as they make their way down the aisle?

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  • Before You Get Your Puppy

     June 13, 2019 ·

    Baby Steps

    Our lives are constantly changing, as we get older and our life circumstances shift and turn.  Getting a puppy should be as carefully planned as everything else in our lives. 

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