Thursday, October 29, 2020

How Do I Prepare My Dog for My Schedule Getting Back to Normal?

Like so many people, I too have been spending a lot of extra time at home these days. With all the free...

Adopting During the Pandemic

While the country is sheltering in place due to COVID-19, unemployment is higher than during the Great Depression. AARP reports that a...

May I Pet Your Dog?

How should the public interact with service dogs? Service dog owners appreciate your admiration for the work and training that has gone...

Protect Your Dog with Snake Avoidance Training

As the weather gets warmer here in Southern California, more and more dog owners are venturing outside to enjoy the great outdoors....

What Does It Mean to Be a Service Dog?

What is a Service Dog? According to Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), “A service animal is any...

New Rules for Flying?

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) says its proposed amendments to its Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) are “intended to ensure that...

Adopting a Pet? Ask These Questions First

In my 33-year career as a trainer, county shelter behaviorist, and director of the Humane Society of the Coachella Valley, and through...

How’s Your Dog IQ?

10 training misconceptions Ever wondered why your dog still has that thing he or she does that you can’t...

Make Dog Training Easier

First, you need to understand that all interactions with your dog or puppy are a form of training or learning for them....

Couch Potato Training

Finding time to train our dogs is often a challenge. But did you know that a “training session” can take place on the couch,...