New Class For Expectant Families with Dogs
Class taught at Shawnee Mission Medical Center!!! Babies Don’t Bark: Learn how to prepare your dog for baby’s arrival, understand dog body-language basics, and solve attention-seeking behavior. This class clears up myths, emphasizes realistic expectations, and sets new parents and family dogs up for success…
So you adopted a Dog, What now :-) ???
So, you have this little ball of fluff or maybe an older dog from the shelter, now what? What should you expect? Well that is simple, a lot of work and some definite changes 😊 First off, understand there is a honeymoon period… For the…
Is my style, the right fit for you???
Many times, when I start working with clients, they become frustrated with the fact I don’t immediately start working on the problems they have called the office about… Dog that jump on house Guests Dog that pull-on leash Outside Dog that do not listen (Add…
Luna’s Life, a Dog and a Trainer 3/1/17
Luna update: She is coming home Thursday the 2nd after my beginner class but here is where we are as of now 🙂 ***** Ok so as this blog series unfolds, you need to understand that some of the dog training tips are very time…
Luna’s Life, a Dog and a Trainer 2/27/17
OK so today I went to look at a puppy named Maisy, the shelter knew I was looking for a female Great Pyrenees puppy to take the place of my senior Leonberger, Leo, who was going on almost 8 and would soon have to turn…
Awesome Article on The “OLD IDEA” of Wolf Pack Theory as it Relates to Dogs
This article does a really good job of: Describing the history of how Pack Theory of wolves was introduced to dog training How the original research was flawed Why that flawed research, will not work with dogs Not to mention a pretty good explanation…
Awesome Article on Music, Stress and Dogs!!!
Many of my clients (especially those in apartments) have questions of how to help with lonely pups and barking… This in many cases has to do with stress or dogs not being used to being alone (being a normal thing). We try feeding puzzles, crates…
Help Us Spread the Word About Our Newest Class!!!!
We need your help! We need to spread the word! We have a new class starting in January of 2017 with the Parent Education Group at Shawnee Mission Medical Center! This will be a complimentary class to our Babies Don’t Bark Class which deals with…
Great Article on Kids, Dogs and Bites….
OK so I teach two classes at a local hospital; one for expectant though infant families and another one for toddlers to teenagers and the goal is normalize the relationships, make them positive and definitely how to prevent dog bites. And yep I cover the…
Great Article on Stress and The Vet Office…
How does your dog react when going to the vet? Have you wondered what can be done. You have heard me talk about fly-by visits…Just going in and saying hello and getting a treat and then leaving but what if you have a procedure coming…
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Muscle Memory, In regard to Reactivity/Aggression….
OK while I guess you could say this blog is about generalizing an idea, which I really try not to do… I think this is one is really important to the idea of reactivity/aggression in dogs on leash… I need folks to really grasp how Read more →
Another way to look at Over-Stimulation…SURVIVAL MODE!!!
OK this blog is really about reactivity, but it also has to do with all dogs and the topic of over-stimulation… You have most likely read my blog on over stimulation (if not click here) but when a dog gets over stimulated, they really enter Read more →
I Don’t Have Time…
OK, so this is a blog I have been wanting to write for a while now, but I just know that some people will probably not take kindly to it… Some trainers might not even like it and some potential clients might even choose not Read more →
So What Happens After Socialization?
OK everyone (or at least all my clients know) YOU HAVE TO SOCIALIZE A PUPPY!!! But there is a very significant, important and critical follow up question…. What needs to happen after socialization? Well most agree that the critical social development period for a puppy Read more →
SO JUST WHAT ARE NON NEGOTIABLE RULES? A favorite from 2011…
Over the course of my blogs and my training classes, you have heard me refer to the “non negotiable rules” when it comes to human and dog relationships. It occurred to me that while I might give examples and even talk about them from time Read more →
Problem Behaviors In Dogs Are Like a Hydraulic System
Originally Posted 12/2010… Every hydraulic system has a set pressure it can withstand. Go over that allowed pressure (or exceed “critical mass,” and…well BOOM)! You can look at Fido’s behavior the same way…each behavior has its own tank; barking, digging, jumping, play biting and yes Read more →
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