Cats and dogs can live peacefully together, the key is making sure the temperament of the existing animal will accept the new addition. … More Introducing a new member to the family.
Although making the choice was simple, the application of that choice has been one of the most challenging things I have done. It also has turned out to be the most rewarding. … More Living your passion has endless rewards.
When your dog truly speaks, are you listening or is it just noise? Do you know their common behavior patterns so you can discern any changes or deviation from them? … More When dogs speak do we truly listen?
Training should be a positive and fun interaction with you and your dog. Educate yourself in the various techniques and tools available for training as this will go a long way in getting the end result you desire. … More Positive benefits to positive training.
His eyes always shined with happiness and his face had a perma-grin! The joy he approaches life with is something I hope we can all adapt. … More Pure joy even through adversity
I was embarrassed as a dog trainer that people within our profession can be so small minded. Here is someone, in desperate need of a service dog and help getting that dog to be able to save their life one day and we are worried about changing up a couple words that will make life simpler for them? More so I was ashamed as a human. … More I question humanity at times.
Is it against the law to walk your dog unleashed? What about my service dog, do I have to keep it attached at all times? The law is clear where service animals are concerned. … More The state of the leash.
Being a dog trainer requires a certain level of patience, resilience and creativity. You will come across a dog that challenges you in ways others have not. This line of thinking can also transfer into dealing with people as well. … More Lessons for life from a dog trainer.
To choose giving the gift of a puppy requires a big commitment for everyone involved. You will need to commit to proper care and feeding, exercise, interaction and (hopefully) even training. … More Oh How Cute, a puppy for Christmas!!
Even though we will have the loss to deal with eventually, it’s those precious memories that we recall with fondness. The special times and all the happiness and joy that only a furry companion can bring to our lives. … More The loss of a furry friend.