16 Things Your Dog is Grateful for This Year

Gratitude is such a powerful emotion; I love taking time to consider the things in my life that bring me joy and allow me to feel grateful. My dog, Jake, and getting to train dogs for a living are right there at the top of the list. I’m sure your…

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Indoor Enrichment Ideas to Reduce Pet Boredom

Some pets aren’t exactly demanding when it comes to their environment, but they still enjoy and benefit from having interesting things to do. Other animals require consistent activities to keep destructive or dangerous behaviors at bay. Wherever your pet lands on this spectrum, it is crucial to engage them every…

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What You Should Teach Your Dog and Why

There are so many things you can teach your dog from basic manners to problem solving to fancy tricks to cool dance moves. What you should teach your dog depends on a few factors including your lifestyle, hobbies and needs. In this article series, I’ll share the basic manners I…

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The Story of Bodhi and Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy (HOD)

Treatment for Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy in Weimaraners When Dr. Noa Safra asked us to help her educate owners of Weimaraners afflicted with a disease called Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy (HOD), we agreed enthusiastically. We don’t think it’s hyperbole to say she saved Bodhi’s life. Working with her to create a support network for…

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How to Crate Train Your Dog

In this post, I explain why you would want to crate train your dog and why you might not want to. In today’s post, I’m walking you through the steps for how to crate train your dog if you choose to do so. Crate training is teaching your dog to…

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My all time favorite dog training tip

Misbehaving dogs are quite a challenge and their antics can be super frustrating. That’s why my first rule of dog training at home is simple to both understand and implement. That rule is: Mange Your Dog’s Environment. That means you create a home environment that enables your dog to be…

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Finishing Strong: The Benefits of Exercising a Senior Pet

Pets age faster than humans and begin slowing down between 7 to 10 years old. Because of their age and associated health conditions, it might seem more compassionate to allow/encourage them to lay around the house. After all, they’ve earned their place on the couch, right? However, a sedentary lifestyle…

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How to teach a barking dog a quiet cue

With the exception of the Basenji which is knows as Africa’s Barkless Dog, all dogs bark. Even the Basenji makes a sounds, it just isn’t the traditional bark that you are familiar with. Barking dogs are a fact of life. Why do dogs bark? Dogs bark to communicate. Barking is…

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