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 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
Goldendoodles as a breed have been gaining popularity during the past decade and for good reason. Typically, they are very friendly, intelligent, affectionate and adaptable to any situation. When asked to work with one recently we were surprised to hear she was showing dog aggression and the owner could not have her sister, nieces and nephews over to visit because the dog would jump on them and bump the kids out of the way. We arrived and immediately understood why these issu
This weekend we had the privilege of working with two clients who, even though they had different behavior modification needs, worked together to help their beloved dogs be the best versions of themselves. Our first session of the day was a couple who needed to introduce their new dog to their home and family. The woman volunteered at the local shelter and wanted to make him a part of their family, despite the dog being labeled "dog aggressive" during his four year stay at th
We love helping owners achieve their biggest dreams with their dogs! This Success Story has it all: cuteness of a lovable Yorkie pup and the raw power of a motorcycle. Who could ask for more?! We were called in to help this little girl stop attacking people while on "her blanket". She began a habit of go into little tantrums or red zone, and start attacking the blanket for no reason. If anyone came near her while she was doing this, she would attempt bite. Once realizing th