Training

5 Water Safety Tips

Summers in the desert, or in any extremely hot location, can be challenging to exercise your dog properly. We need to get up to...

Battling Boredom

Dogs are a lot like children. If you don’t give them something fun to do, they will make their own fun—and often not in...

Does Your Dog Need Help With Impulse Control ?

Impulse control is something you need to teach your dog. A dog can’t reflect on its behavior or understand how to behave in a...

Apple the Golden: Nose Work

Searching for Fun with your Dog In 2016, my golden retriever Apple was three years old, and we were taking agility classes in preparation for...

Who’s Walking Who?

The importance of a loose leash Your walks with your dog may look different from other dog walkers you see. Why? Walking your dog is...

Why Does My Dog Whine?

By Lori Carman, VSPDT As a professional trainer, I get asked this question a lot. For dog owners, whining is the most unpleasant sound a...

Smotherly Love vs. a Bit of the Basics

By Jennifer Guglielmo When a pet parent asks why their pup may have unruly leash manners, or why they display anxiousness with people or noises,...

Cat Boredom Busters

A mentally stimulated and physically active cat is less likely to get bored and act out. You might think, “That’s easier said than done.”...

Handling Your Dog’s Hearing Loss

Most senior dogs suffer some hearing loss and many eventually go deaf. When you become aware of your dog’s impaired hearing, it’s important to...

Training: Never Give Up!

Sometimes all a dog needs is someone to believe in them I have always believed it is our responsibility to help rescues either stay in...

2022 Resolutions The Gift of Training

This time of year, families everywhere are getting ready for the season of gift giving. Gifts of all kinds are being plotted, planned, and...

Surviving Your Dog’s Teens Through the Holidays

Two-legged kids are not the only ones to go through an awkward phase. Adolescence— usually thought of as the period from four months to...
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