Is it different where you live?

Have you ever looked at some successful dog trainer and thought, "well, that works for them there, but my area is different?" I hear this all the time. Not just from trainers either. If you think...

Owned dogs all my life

Is owning dogs all your life enough to know how to train them effectively? I’ve had a vagina all my life, but that doesn’t make a gynecologist. But what is it that sets apart someone who has a lot...

We’ve tried EVERYTHING

Have you already tried everything to solve your frustrations with your dog? If so, I am sad to say, you are a rare case and it’s time to give up. I mean, if you’ve already tried everything, what...

Waiting for food

Does your dog sit and wait for his or he food at dinner time? Awesome work! As a person who easily gets hangry, I marvel at how well dogs can wait for food. Because they’re dogs and food is usually...

He’s not a bad dog

You don’t need to feel ashamed if your dog is behaving badly. I think that’s what causes MANY people to say to me, “he’s not a bad dog,” or, “she’s really a sweet natured girl.” Of course the reason...

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Is it different where you live?

Is it different where you live?

Have you ever looked at some successful dog trainer and thought, "well, that works for them there, but my area is different?" I hear this all the time. Not just from trainers either. If you think your town, or even hour whole country, is one of these areas where...

Owned dogs all my life

Owned dogs all my life

Is owning dogs all your life enough to know how to train them effectively? I’ve had a vagina all my life, but that doesn’t make a gynecologist. But what is it that sets apart someone who has a lot of time around dogs and a great love for them, and someone who can...

We’ve tried EVERYTHING

We’ve tried EVERYTHING

Have you already tried everything to solve your frustrations with your dog? If so, I am sad to say, you are a rare case and it’s time to give up. I mean, if you’ve already tried everything, what other hope is there? JUST KIDDING... Because I know...

Waiting for food

Waiting for food

Does your dog sit and wait for his or he food at dinner time? Awesome work! As a person who easily gets hangry, I marvel at how well dogs can wait for food. Because they’re dogs and food is usually a top motivator, we can use feeding time to our advantage for good...

He’s not a bad dog

He’s not a bad dog

You don’t need to feel ashamed if your dog is behaving badly. I think that’s what causes MANY people to say to me, “he’s not a bad dog,” or, “she’s really a sweet natured girl.” Of course the reason they are speaking to me is usually because the same dog is showing...

“I just don’t like her”

“I just don’t like her”

Often I meet dogs who show some degree of aggression or reactivity towards other dogs, but it seems random. It’s only some dogs. Sometimes we can see that it is only fluffy dogs, flat faced dogs or dogs or a certain breed type. It’s like a little doggy racist. But at...

When you shouldn’t socialise your puppy

When you shouldn’t socialise your puppy

“We should have socialised her more!” The owners feel bad. Their dog has serious issues now. They feel they should have socialised her more. They tried though. They took the advice of the vet to keep her home until the vaccinations were finished. Then they were able...

How to get an assistance or support dog

How to get an assistance or support dog

I had a recent question from a follower along the lines of: What breed makes a good assistance dog for mental health support? There's a lot of variables in this situation. With support and assistance dogs becoming more popular, we want to make sure we maintain a good...

Don’t name it til you love it

Don’t name it til you love it

If you are in a foreign country and you don’t know the language, no amount of repeating the same word to you is going to make you understand it. You would need to be shown what it means by pointing at an object or using a translator. Remember too that your dog speaks...