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Puppies and Separation Anxiety

Puppies and Separation Anxiety

It can be confusing for new puppy parents to know if their puppy is experiencing separation anxiety or normal "puppy stuff" since there can be a lot of crossover between the two.  Puppies inherently have separation anxiety – vocalizing to reunite with mom or get...

Debunking 3 Separation Anxiety Myths

Debunking 3 Separation Anxiety Myths

This week I'm finishing up my credential to become a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer and if you joined last week's Facebook Live, I talked a little bit about what separation anxiety training looks like. Today I wanted to chat a little about some separation...

What To Do When Your Dog Growls

What To Do When Your Dog Growls

Last week I released an infographic on dog communication.  If you missed it, you can download your copy here. Understanding how to read your dog's communication is the single most important thing you can to improve your relationship with your dog.  Dogs very rarely...

How Does Puppy Board and Train Work?

How Does Puppy Board and Train Work?

If you've been on any of my recent Facebook Lives, you know I've been offering board and train (B&T) as a premier service for puppy clients in/around Greenwich CT.  So I thought I'd document a bit about what B&T looks like and what to expect if this is a...

How To Help A Dog Who Guards Food

How To Help A Dog Who Guards Food

Does your dog growl, freeze, eat faster or try to bite if you approach him when he's eating?  Food guarding is a completely normal and very common dog behavior but it understandably upsets owners and in some cases, can be a safety concern, especially if there are...

How To Help Dogs With Car Reactivity

How To Help Dogs With Car Reactivity

Many dogs are reactive (often looks like lunging and/or barking) to cars.  This can make walks stressful, embarrassing or downright miserable for you.  So what do we do?  We train your dog to do something else, something that he's unable to do at the same time as...

The Dog Sanctuary Myth

The Dog Sanctuary Myth

As a trainer whose primary focus is on fear and aggression cases, I'm often asked by clients - both private and rescues - about sending dogs off to a "sanctuary*."  They're always asking about this because they need to make tough choices and often are avoiding the...

Prepare Fido For Your Return To Work

Prepare Fido For Your Return To Work

If this picture reminds you of how you've been working for the last two months, you're not alone.  Many dogs (and cats!) have been our co-workers recently and as things look like they're beginning to move towards returning to a new normal, now is the time to help...

We Are All Barrier Frustrated

We Are All Barrier Frustrated

Last week I had a realization.  I saw this cartoon and the caption made me realize, during this pandemic, when we’re all unable to interact with, or even see, people when we want to, that this is what being a barrier frustrated dog is like.  (Barrier frustrated dogs...

Times Are Hard. How Can I Help?

Times Are Hard. How Can I Help?

Times are hard.  I want to help.  Please tell me how. Everyone is struggling in one way or another right now.  I've been hearing from clients, friends, family and colleagues and nobody is unaffected.  We all know of someone who is sick, has lost their job, is going...

Expecting? Prepare Your Dog Now!

Expecting? Prepare Your Dog Now!

Are you expecting?  I'm sure you're overwhelmed with emotions, excitement and maybe even a little bit of fear right now.  And if worrying about your dog is part of that worry, let me help.  As a licensed Family Paws Parent Educator and a certified behavior consultant...

Got Kids AND a Dog?  You need Family Training!

Got Kids AND a Dog? You need Family Training!

You planned on getting a new dog in the spring and everything was going to be perfect.  But now the virus happened and everyone is at home and admit it, it's getting a little nutty.  We can help!  We know that taking on the mega-job of parenting kids AND a dog...

Remote Puppy Socialization and Info Group Class

Remote Puppy Socialization and Info Group Class

New puppy?  These are difficult times and I'm here to help you through it.  Join me for remote class about puppy socialization, enrichment and training during these times, Tuesday March 24 at 6PM ET. This 90-min remote video class will let you virtually meet other...