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Training Deaf Dogs

Training Deaf Dogs

  Recently I hosted a free Q&A on training deaf dogs, with my friend and colleague, Zach from Evolved Dog Training, who specializes in training hearing impaired dogs.  Here are some of the key takeaways from the Q&A: Train hand signals Train gentle,...

Introducing Dogs and Cats

Introducing Dogs and Cats

  Dogs and cats can, in many cases, live in harmony or peacefully coexist. But there's several things that can be done to help boost the chances of success. First, while it's common for people to think cats cannot be trained and that if dogs and cats are going to...

When Can I Stop Using Food?

When Can I Stop Using Food?

  This is probably one of my most asked questions from clients.  And if it's not that, they're telling me "But, my dog isn't food motivated." I understand - having food on you all the time is annoying!  But more often than the annoyance of having food is the...

No Is Not A Behavior

No Is Not A Behavior

  Humans seem to love the word NO when it comes to interacting with their dogs. And they're surprised and a little confused when I tell clients "No isn't a behavior." "But I want him to stop doing {fill in the blank} so I tell him no."  Here's a newsflash - dogs...

What’s Your Dog Trying To Tell You?

What’s Your Dog Trying To Tell You?

  Humans who live with dogs tend to spend a lot of time trying to stop behavior their dog is doing.  Stop chasing squirrels. Don't chew on the table leg. Don't shred that paper. Don't steal the food. Stop jumping on people. Don't be mouthy. Stop tugging on my...

My 5 Top Enrichment Choices

My 5 Top Enrichment Choices

Enrichment is one thing I chat with clients about often. Dogs come pre-wired with many skills like sniffing, chewing, dissecting and scavenging that many domesticated dogs don't have a good outlet for. Family dogs often find themselves with endless hours of lounging...

Living With and Loving Senior Dogs

Living With and Loving Senior Dogs

  I currently share my life with two senior dogs.  Mr. Barbo, turned 13 last week and BooBoo will be 13 in October.  And I'm here to say, it can be heartbreaking going through this aging process.  Barbo has been with us since he was about a year and half old and...