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...

Why German Shepherds Are So Clingy?

My German Shepherd Won’t Leave Me Alone. Why? You go out to get the mail and hear the pitter-patter of your German Shepherd’s feet following you. You go to the bathroom, and your German Shepherd stands behind the closed door and cries for you. Even getting a drink...

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...

Why Physical Exercise Alone Won’t Tire Your Dog Out

You got up early, before it became too warm, and took your dog on a 45-minute run through the neighborhood. That should tire your dog out for several hours while you try to get some work done. But 30-minutes later, your dog is ready to go, bringing you his favorite...

Moving With Your Dog: Tips and Hints

Moving with your dog can be very tricky. Whether you are shifting into a new nearby neighborhood or across the country, your dog feels the same way you do: scared and stressed. Since we all know that routine keeps dogs grounded, it’s important to keep the same...

Puppy Proofing Your Home

Having a puppy in your home is a big responsibility. It is almost like having an agile toddler roaming around the house: they stick things in their mouth and make large messes. You can minimize these behaviors, which will help encourage good behavior from your pet....