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The Stubborn Myth – Busted!

Nothing gets me jumping up on my soap box faster than one of my students claiming that their dog won’t pay attention, can’t learn something that they are trying to teach, or that their dog respond to their “command” because their dog is stubborn. Stubborn just does not exist. Those...

Puppy House Training 101

Yesterday I received a call from someone asking about house training her Rottweiler puppy. She stated that "Raven" her 4 months old pup is urinating and defecating in her home on a daily basis. In fact, her puppy potty’s in the house far more often than she potty’s outside. The...

Teaching Puppies to Be Home Alone

Everyone who adopts a puppy will eventually have to leave their precious little bundle of joyful fur and frolic home alone. Work, shopping, errands, children’s activities or even a social outing will at some point separate us from home and hound. Preparing puppies to be calm, and feel safe and...

Who’s In Control? Teaching Self-Relaxation Protocol

One of the most common questions I hear from clients is how to teach their puppies/dogs how to settle down. Clients complain that they cannot get their dogs to relax or self-occupy by play with their toys or chew their bones. These clients are often exhausted by continue attention and...

Don’t Leave Me! Understanding Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety (also known as Isolation Distress) is one of the most concerning and challenging behavior disorders dogs suffer from. Dogs who suffer from separation anxiety experience mild to extreme panic attacks when left alone.  No other behavior concern has the impact that separation anxiety has on dogs and their...