Jumping on people is a common complaint from dog owners. Unfortunately, they have been rewarded many times usually as a puppy for jumping up. It’s always cute when they are 8lbs of fur, but not as cute when they are much larger. Good news, there are many solutions to the problem; though it will … [Read more...]
Yes, Your Dog needs a Harness!
A harness, it’s the most important tool in your tool box with your dog. There are so many reasons to have a harness for your dog, let’s get started. Harnesses are safer than a collar; a properly fitted harness will not come off your dog as a collar can. They protect you and your dog. A “no-pull” … [Read more...]
Teach your dog how to have GOOD Experiences
We are what we experience, from how we were parented, the books we read, the movies we watch, the music we listen to, the people we meet, the conversations you engage in. Think about how one conversation with another person can change your course in life, it’s happened to me, I bet to you too. … [Read more...]
Who Else has Monsters Outside?
Most people have experienced a dog growling or barking when they think something is outside. What I’ve experienced is that they are usually right, there is something out there. It could be just a person walking by or in my Durango neighborhood it could be a bear. Either way, to the dog it’s real and … [Read more...]
How to avoid Training Snafus!
Call them what you want, everyone including trainers have training snafus. You let something happen that you think is benign and next thing you know you are saying to yourself “what was I thinking”. This happens to me, more frequently than I’d like to admit. I got Mick, my Jack … [Read more...]
Thunder & Lightening
It’s that time again, for some pet owners, a dreaded time. Thunderstorms! Some folks around the country have them all year long. My two dogs are fairly young and are not afraid of loud noises, but I do not take this for granted. My Minnie who passed in January 2014 was very afraid of thunder and as … [Read more...]