I still remember the first time I saw a clicker. It was the early 90s, and I had been in the animal training world for many years. I had worked with Olympic equestrian teams, so I knew countless animal behaviorists. Everyone was talking about clickers! Suddenly, clicker training was all the rage. I investigated the […]
I’ve been a dog trainer for over three decades. Through the years, I’ve worked with countless families and their dogs. In my experience, leash training is one of the biggest challenges when it comes to raising a puppy. I’ve worked with many adult dogs who never learned how to walk politely on a leash. And
When I got my dog, Roxy, she was a 12-week-old puppy. At the time, I had two young daughters and a home full of animals. I knew that Roxy’s life would be filled with energy, excitement, and new experiences every day. Our home sat on a sprawling piece of land in Hawai’i. Our property was
Being welcomed home by my dog is one of the best parts of my day. As I turn the doorknob, I can hear the soft sound of paws dancing in excitement through the closed door. The moment I step inside, I’m greeted by a wiggly body, a steady stream of licks, and eyes sparking with
Celebrating my dog is pretty normal in my house. But I like to make it extra special on her birthday. And what’s the best way to wish someone happy birthday? With a party! Let’s break down how to throw your dog a birthday party that everyone will love. Set Your Budget and Timeline Party planning
Why Do Dogs Bark at Visitors? Have you ever wondered why your dog goes on a barking spree when someone’s at the door? Well, let’s break it down a bit. Whether it’s the doorbell ringing or a stranger showing up, these things can make dogs bark like crazy. It’s their way of talking to us.
Have you ever seen dog zoomies? If you’ve never heard this term, I’ll paint you a picture. I’m sitting on my couch, while my daughters play with my dog in the other room. Suddenly, my dog comes flying towards me. She’s like a furry tornado, spinning in circles, tearing through the house. She jumps on
Imagine this: It’s 3AM and your puppy whines at the door. You’re on the second floor with your bedroom door closed, sleeping soundly. Your puppy’s cries are too soft for you to hear. The minutes tick by. She tries to hold it but eventually gives in to nature’s call. She relieves herself on the carpet.
Has your adorable furball ever turned into a mini vampire during playtime? Mine too! As your pup explores the world, those sharp teeth become his tools for communication. Let’s sink our teeth into why puppies bite, the importance of play biting, what bite inhibition is, and what I do to stop puppy biting. Why Puppies
Have you ever felt like your dog has selective hearing? We’ve all been there! So, let’s get to the bottom of the question: Why does my dog ignore me? I’ve been a dog trainer for decades. I’ve worked with all types of dogs, and a variety of other animals too. And they love to listen