Giving Your Dog a Choice

Giving your dog a choice will build trust. Have you ever tried getting into the car with your pup, only to notice their body language suddenly shifts as you get closer to the door? Maybe their tail is tucked between their legs, or they look for safety by hiding behind...

Dog Training Myths: Debunked!

  1. My dog looks “guilty” when he does something wrong. By saying our dog looks “guilty,” we are projecting human traits onto an animal. While there can be a change in their appearance, it is not guilt that they are portraying. Pinning their ears back, showing...

Cats vs Dogs: Who is Smarter?

Do you share your life with a dog, a cat or both? When it comes to who is smarter, who do you think wins the cats vs dogs debate? How Do We Measure Intelligence? It can be difficult to measure the intelligence of animals, since they can’t sit down to take a...

Addressing Fearful or Nervous Dogs Through Enrichment

Training a fearful or nervous dog can become very tricky. When your dog is in a state of fear, they go into fight, flight, fidget or freeze mode. These emotional responses can be intense, resulting in biting or scratching, running off into dangerous areas, or shutting...

Is My Dog Dominant?

We see it on TV, our friends and family tell us “Your dog is trying to dominate you!”, “You need to be the Alpha, the pack leader!” No, no you don’t. Your dog is not dominant. That is not a thing in the dog world. It is a thing in the human world, which is why it...

What You Can Do To Stop Your Counter Surfing Dog

Can you trust your dog in the kitchen? Even when your back is turned? If you answered no, your dog has probably been rewarded for counter surfing. Counter-surfing is what we say when a dog jumps up onto counters or tables in search of food. Larger dogs might be able...