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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...

Speaking The Same Language

Speaking The Same Language

  A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how important the words we use to describe our dogs and their behavior are in this post. As a follow up to that, today I'm talking about the words we using during training.  Sometimes it can be confusing for owners because...