If you’re looking for a really fun activity that you can do with your dog, you should check out dog agility training. It’s fun for both you and your dog and it keeps you fit. Plus it feels good picking up trophies at the end of each competition. Dog agility training will take some time … Read moreHow to Get Started with Dog Agility Training
Did you know that obesity in pets is defined as just 15% over their ideal body weight. That is just a seven pound gain in a 50 pound dog. Just like people, overweight cats and dogs are at greater risk of health problems, including hypertension, cardiac fatigue, pancreatitis, diabetes and colitis. Excessive weight gain can … Read moreHow to Know if Your Dog is Overweight
It’s no fun when your dog takes YOU for a walk! Plus, pulling while wearing a collar can actually damage your dog’s throat. It’s important to train loose leash walking to spare your arms—and your dog’s trachea. Since our dogs spend most of their time outside on-leash, training them to walk without pulling is better … Read moreHow to train loose leash walking
I recently read a piece on puppy socialization that I thought made a lot of sense. It’s the Rule of Sevens. It says that by the time your puppy is 7 weeks old it should be exposed to the following situations: Been in 7 different, safe locations Eaten from 7 different containers Met at least … Read moreThe Rule of 7s in puppy socialization
The No Free Lunch Policy is a training strategy that uses everyday situations to reward good manners and practice obedience without setting aside hours of special practice time. Applying the principle of the No Free Lunch Policy is simple. Whatever your dog wants, he has to work for. The No Free Lunch Policy is a … Read moreWhat is the No Free Lunch Policy?