Back to Work Plan for your Puppy

Many of us have been working from home for months. Our puppies and dogs have become used to having us around all the time. In most cases they have become less independent and, honestly more needy and reliant on our attention. Although we all enjoy the time with our pets, we need to ask ourselves…

Integrating a Second Dog in Your Home

When Joe Allen considered adding another dog to his canine family, he asked himself some pretty important questions.  Do I have the time to devote to another dog, am I willing to train another dog and do I have the financial resources to support another pet?  Joe’s resident dog, Bing, is a hound rescued from…

Social Distancing and Your Dog

Right now a lot of us are at home because of Covid-19 and our dogs love it! Their humans are around all the time, walking more, playing more and our pups are almost never alone. For many humans our pets are a much needed distraction and comfort now more than ever.There is a downfall to…

Socialization Tracker: How to

Updating your puppy’s social development tracker is a great way to see progress. The first step is to add skills to your social development dashboard.  Skills should make sense in your life with your puppy. This dashboard is located underneath your social development tracker in the training drop down menu. This dashboard is located underneath…

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Charming things dogs do

Let’s face it, one of the best parts of being a dog guardian is laughing at the crazy antics they get up to. I am not talking about canine behaviours that makes us crazy, like getting sprayed by a skunk or even extreme things like riding a skate board.  I am talking about sweet, charming…

Does your dog love their job?

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs Do you enjoy your job? What makes it fun or challenging? Chances are if you enjoy what you do you have a boss that motivates and supports you. The same can be said for dog training. Are you motivating…

Understanding Expectations

Inviting a new puppy, dog or any pet to share our life comes with a lot of different feelings.  Happy, excited, nervous, scared are all swimming around together.  Being kind to our new pets may seem obvious but it is only one part of the puzzle.  Kindness does not happen in a vacuum.  Pets act…

Kindness Through Communication

When you bring a puppy or new dog into your home, it is a kindness to make your family rules as easy to understand as possible. What are some of your family rules? A few are pretty common to all homes: Do your ‘business’ outside, sleep quietly overnight, don’t bite people. After that, rules can…