I recently saw a video of a trainer teaching relaxation, the dog was tethered to the ground, muzzled, and in both a prong and shock collar. The dog was trembling, any experienced dog person would recognize the tenseness, the stressed eyes, the trembling – it was the farthest thing from relaxed. Was the dog down? Yes. But was it relaxed? No.
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Giving Thanks for a Prepared Dog
Thanksgiving is coming – it is my favorite holiday! Mainly because of the stuffing, but also because we get to gather with family, friends, and relax and enjoy some great food. Thanksgiving for the dogs can be tricky for the same reasons though: lots of temptation and not a lot of supervision, and sometimes wellContinue reading “Giving Thanks for a Prepared Dog”
Socialization and Social Distancing
With puppy classes on hold, and people practicing social distancing I have had a few clients reach out and ask what they can do to keep their puppy socialized, and to expose them to new things. I did my best to put together some things to do, this is not a definitive list, it isContinue reading “Socialization and Social Distancing”
Raising a Perfect Puppy
Each and every puppy class I teach I am surrounded with owners who want what is best for their dogs. Best food, best treats, best training, best play, best toys – and I get it. I also want what is best for their dog, and for them. I am right there with them determined toContinue reading “Raising a Perfect Puppy”
My meatballs bring all the dogs to the yard.
More specifically the kitchen, but, that does not fit the song as well. Confession – as much as I love a cheese stick for high value treats, Jasper is a total meat dog. I am not a huge meat eater, and hot dogs have a lot of stuff in them, so, I have been experimentingContinue reading “My meatballs bring all the dogs to the yard.”
What to do if your dog gets lost . . .
This is by no means a definitive list of what to do, however, having lived through the fear of a lost pet, and having dealt with lost rescue dogs new to homes, I know having a check list in the middle of a crisis can help. First things first: Grill! This sounds absolutely ridiculous butContinue reading “What to do if your dog gets lost . . .”