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Resource Guarding Management

Resource Guarding Management

  Recently I've written about resource guarding prevention, especially in puppies, and what not to do to teach your dog not to guard.  Today's post is for those of you who already have a guarder and some things we can do to keep everyone safe and still keep your...

My Top 6 Management Strategies (free download)

My Top 6 Management Strategies (free download)

  There is no substitute for quality training and behavior modification but there are a lot of management strategies to manage or overcome unexpected situations when they occur so your dog isn't practicing doing the wrong thing. Sometimes having the right gear...

6 Common Resource Guarding Myths

6 Common Resource Guarding Myths

  Recently I've written about resource guarding prevention, and what to do if you have a puppy or a new dog who doesn't resource guard.  You can see that post and videos here. Today I'm debunking some common myths about how to prevent or "fix" food and resource...

Bringing Home Baby: Be A Role Model

Bringing Home Baby: Be A Role Model

  This is the final installment of my Bringing Home Baby series.  Check back tomorrow for a big free release right here and don't forget to join me for a free Facebook Live Q&A on dogs and babies with my special guest, Katherine Davidson, CTC, CSAT and Owner...

Bringing Home Baby: Don’t Punish The Growl

Bringing Home Baby: Don’t Punish The Growl

  This is the fourth installment of my Bringing Home Baby series and I'll be discussing the important topic of dog body language and the importance of not punishing your dog if or when he growls to communicate he's uncomfortable or upset. I know, you might think...

The Importance of Management in Training

The Importance of Management in Training

  Training often involves tackling the given problem from various approaches - training, management, exercise and enrichment - but the number one thing I always discuss with clients is management.  Management prevents the problem from continuing to happen, and...

Does Shadowing Equal Separation Anxiety?

Does Shadowing Equal Separation Anxiety?

  Is your Velcro dog at risk for separation anxiety?  It sure would seem logical to think that, wouldn't it?  It would make complete sense to assume that if you can't walk from one room to another without your dog following you, that she must completely fall...

Cooperative Care: Nail Trims and Filing

Cooperative Care: Nail Trims and Filing

  Many dogs (and cats!) struggle with having normal vet and grooming procedures done and it's not surprising if we look at it from their perspective.  Often times they've likely been forced to "just get it done," maybe having been pinned down, forcibly held into...

Breaking Training Down Into Bite Sized Pieces

Breaking Training Down Into Bite Sized Pieces

  Since the majority of my behavior practice involves working fear and aggression cases, including separation anxiety, I spend a lot of time helping clients navigate how we can break the things their dog is afraid of, whether it's strangers, absences, noises,...

Racism and Dogs

Racism and Dogs

  With the horrible events in our nation's Capitol recently, I've been struggling a bit with how to appropriately provide relevant, but sensitive content for this week, so it seemed fitting to broach the topic of racism, or at least racism in dogs.  Often clients...