DogSense Top 10 Energy Burners for Social Family Dogs
Let’s set your dog up for success!
Do you know the #1 reason behind most dog behavior problems? It’s a lack of exercise and enrichment for your dog. Doggy boredom leads to digging in the yard, chewing all the wrong stuff and explosive energy that comes out as jumping …Continue Reading »
Dog Language: How to Speak Dog
Just like us, your new puppy or dog sometimes feels happy, scared, tense or angry. Your puppy cannot express how he’s feeling to you with words. He’s trying his best to communicate to you, but he doesn’t speak your language. I know how much you want to understand and help …Continue Reading »
#1 Dog training treat used by the pros
My colleagues from The Academy for Dog Trainers introduced us to the Tuna Fudge recipe to use for dog training. It took several mentions of this dog treat recipe before we decided to make it and check it out for ourselves. It turned out super easy to make …Continue Reading »
New Puppy or Rescue Dog
Let’s get you started out on the right paw!
Whether your new family member is a new puppy or rescue dog, early experiences together set the stage. In our excitement of bringing home our furry friend we all make mistakes. These are the 5 most common mistakes we encounter and …Continue Reading »
First and foremost, a social dog is what most people want!
Dogs are naturally social animals, just like us. Yet, just like us they sometimes need help overcoming fears.
A social dog is a dog who:
Is able to go out and about with family
Has a better life and a stronger bond with family.
Is tired from activities with …Continue Reading »
Walking your dog can be an adventure of joy for you both
You return home after a grueling day at work. You walk into the door to an enthusiastic greeting like only those that live with a dog know. His tail is flailing about like a helicopter on steroids from the simple joy of seeing you. …Continue Reading »
The best dog trainer possesses a formal education
Many people we speak with are not aware that a Dog Trainer needs no formal education or credentials. Dog Training is an unregulated industry. This means that anyone can hang out a shingle and charge for services as a dog trainer. Assuming you don’t want just “anyone” …Continue Reading »
Understanding the science of how your dog learns matters…a lot!
When you put your much loved dog in the hands of dog trainers at a day train or ‘dog boot camp’ do you actually know what you’re going to get? At the very least, you expect competence, kindness and care. But in an unregulated industry, dog trainers …Continue Reading »
Your New Puppy or Rescue Dog needs management until good habits are formed.
Has your new puppy or rescue dog already moved in and “Mischief” is his middle name!
Whether you are just getting prepared for your new puppy or rescue dog, or you are already in knee deep. It’s never too soon or too late to get yourself set …Continue Reading »
Naughty dog, you just earned a time out!
There is a lot of discussion among dog trainers and behavior experts about the use of time outs or removing rewards to punish an unwanted behavior. There are studies citing that removing rewards from a dog or child raises their cortisol (a stress hormone). Dr. Sophia Yin explores …Continue Reading »