In the world of dog training there are so many views, options and practices that one could utilize to help with one’s dog. It really is mind-boggling when one goes to decide what to do or train. It is often drilled into the novice dog owner’s mind that going to training classes, where you are… Read More Keys To Success In Training Your Dog
This post, originally published in Oct. 2015, has been updated and is republished. It is an accepted belief that some dog breeds are not very smart. These breeds are generally listed on the dog intelligence list at about # 40 or higher – mostly higher. One of these breeds is the French Bulldog. This breed… Read More French Bulldog Agility Training: Is It Possible?
Most of the time when we humans interact with our dogs we have the mindset that what we say goes. The dog must comply with our wishes even if it is something that the dog dislikes. This especially applies to things we HAVE to do to our dogs such as vet visits, nail clipping, grooming,… Read More Teaching Your Dog A “Consent” Behaviour
This July, my Ira, who is two years old now, was diagnosed with a mild form of Mega-Esophagus. This is simply an enlargement of the esophagus which makes it difficult for the dog to swallow food. It can be in only portions of the esophagus, (or in one part as in Ira’s case thankfully) or… Read More Dealing With Mega-Esophagus
The most important and helpful thing you can do for your reactive dog (besides training him throughout his life), is training yourself to do this one thing when reactivity happens. Control your emotions. This is difficult for us humans. Emotions are contagious and quick to arise. When you see someone arguing or fighting, you most… Read More Do This One Thing For Your Reactive Dog