To play tug of war or not to play? That is often the question a new dog owner will have and ask a trainer. Some will assume that the game of Tug will lead to predator and aggressive behavior and others are fine with the game. The answer dog trainers will give you is that with training and rules, Tug can be a great exercise for all involved.
Help! My Dog is Barking! Barking is how dogs communicate but sometimes it can get out of control. This is when one of the most common questions I get from people calling me is for help with their dogs is my dog is barking, how do I make it stop? Stopping it isn't the best answer since we still want them to communicate with us if there is a problem. Understanding the reason they are barking is how I help them come up managing the barking and addressing the issue. The reason why it's important to understand the reason as there are different ways to approach different types of barking. To do this I do like to ask some in depth questions to help find out the root of the problem. Here are some questions you can ask yourself to help address more of the problem.
Brother's Jackson and Deven love to cuddle in the crate voluntarily whenever I am working.
Crate Training and Why it's Important.Crate training is a popular topic when I meet with clients when they have had a dog for a couple of months. Many dog owners will feel that it is a punishment for their dog. I actually will admit, 20 years ago I would have thought the same thing then I did some research and realized crates were the opposite and good for both the pet parent and your dog.
As a dog trainer, animal reiki practioner AND as someone who works with animals it is important for me to understanding pet energy and how to help your pets and you. It's actually one of the first things you learn as a dog trainer. I have been fortunate as a person to have life experience with understanding how my energy affects the pets energy. Understanding pet energy has given me the ability to help families in the most positive and effective way I can.
Did you know that I offer Virtual Online Interactive Dog Training in addition to one on one In Person Dog training? Both are great and both are beneficial to you, your dog and your family. However, here are some reasons why online dog training is great for you and your family.