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.
How to use Calming Signals to Communicate Effectively with Your Dog.
What are Calming Signals? There are over 30 calming signals that have been observed by trainer Turid Tugas. They are used between dogs and sometimes people to prevent situations that are threatening. An example would calming down anxiety, fear, noise and other issues. However they are also used to say “I’m not here to cause trouble” which enable dogs and people to become friends. I am going to discuss a handful of the calming signals so that you can communicate effectively with your dog. What they mean and how you can use them. You probably have already seen them on a daily basis without realizing it.
For the next couple of weeks I am going to be writing a series on tips for calming your pets. Today will be calming down an angry cat. I am excited to share these tidbits of information from my years of experience as a dog walker, pet sitter, dog trainer and now utilizing animal reiki. I hope that you will find this information helpful in improving the quality of life for BOTH you and your pets.