For generations, dogs have been one of the most popular pets because of their unwavering loyalty, unconditional love and commitment. They are very special animals that forge deep bonds with their owners that can last a lifetime. But did you know they have many more benefits to our health and well-being than simply being our best buddy? 1) They help us not stress out as much. Yes, everyone knows that having a dog helps people be more positive but research has even more to say.
We recently had the great privilege to work with an adorable family, teaching their dogs to respect their one-year-old twins. They gave us a call when the twins began crawling. Their favorite place to dart was right toward their dogs to pet them. The older lab wasn't fond of this and would start warning growls when the kids were near. Since the babies were too young to understand the rules about dogs - not getting in a dogs face, no pulling or tugging on a dogs body or ears,
Some of the most common myths or misconceptions about dogs are simple things like misreading body language or being taught incorrect information. We are here to help make sure you have the facts about dogs and their behavior. If you missed Dog Myths Part 1, read it here!
Myth #5 Some dogs are more intelligent than others. In reality, a dog is only as "smart" as his human helps him become. When there is a human faithfully teaching the dog tricks and commands, of course it wil
Some of the most common myths or misconceptions about dogs are simple things like misreading body language or being taught incorrect information. We are here to help make sure you have the facts about dogs and their behavior.
Myth #1 Holding your hand out for the dog to sniff your scent is the best way to greet them. Dogs do not react well to something coming straight at their face for any reason. It's comes off as threatening to them. If you are nervous or hesitant around
Becoming a new parent is a beautiful yet stressful time of learning and bonding as a family. As the parents are adjusting to their new way of life, so also must any fur babies in the home. Luckily, we were able to help one amazing family make this transition by working with their bulldog and ensure harmony. They had already completed traditional dog training with him but were still struggling to keep his high energy play and habits in check. Knowing safety and respect were th
When adding a new dog to the pack, it is crucial to have complete respect and obedience from any current dogs before introducing the new fur babies into the family. Owners we worked with earlier this month knew the wisdom in this and contacted us when they made the decision to adopt two pups from a rescue. Their 9-month-old German Shepard had picked up some poor habits that definitely needed addressed before adding the other two dogs. Not only were typical behaviors of pullin
This summer our focus has been helping owners learn more about pet safety both inside and outside the home. If you have just one dog, leaving his collar on all day isn't necessarily an issue. When there is more than one dog in the family or a pup friend comes to visit, we have to be more vigilant about safety for everyone. Typically, we don't consider a collar as dangerous but have seen far too many accidents happen as a result of leaving them on while dogs are playing with e
This week we got the privilege of working with a pup named Sonny and his owner Mary and her family. We were called in to help them introduce a new, younger dog to Sonny and their home since the family would be watching her while the pup's owners were on vacation. Starting the session by having the owners make a list of the things they would like fixed with their dog's behaviors, we worked with Sonny first by taking them for a Respect Walk and everyone did wonderfully. Sonny v
After an incident of your beloved dog biting a stranger, it is expected for you to be a little shocked and unsure of how to handle the situation. This type of situation isn't rare. Luckily, with a little help and education, both owner and dog can get back to life as usual once we find the cause and address the factors leading up to the bite. The owners we worked with today were walking with their pup, just like they do daily. When another dog and owner approached and the dogs
After being pulled in two directions at once, tiring out her arms and resorting to walking her dogs separately, this owner asked us to help her be able to walk together as a pack again. We started by teaching the "respect walk" before addressing the younger Husky's constant attempts to claim their mom, hogging attention away from the other as well as the older pup's habit of blocking the doggie door to stop his brother from stealing his mom's attention again. We taught her ho