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Why dogs like chewing…

When we have a dog that chews on our stuff, it can be very annoying and destructive. Everything from your favourite shoes, cables, and even our all important mobile phones. Some dogs just can’t stay away from chewing. This habit can not only be annoying for us,...

Seeing a Problem as Opportunity…

When it comes to our dogs and our love and care for them, we always have a choice. This choice can also occur when we see or have problems and turn them into opportunities. Instead of simply being upset, annoyed or frustrated with our dogs behaviour, ask yourself if...

The best tools still need you…

While using the best tools that are appropriate for training your dog are very important to be successful, the reality is the best tools in the world mean nothing if your mind, heart and energy are not in the right place. The greatest tool you have at your disposal is...

The 10/10 Rule…

One of the biggest questions I get from owners is, “When can we pet him?” “When can we shower him with love?” “When can he be on the couch?” “When can he have total freedom?” Okay, that’s more than one question,...

Dog Training and the World Series…

If you’re a professional baseball player, you don’t start swinging the bat the day you make it to the world series. You don’t throw your very first shot put the day of the Olympics. You don’t sit down at the piano for the first time the day of a huge recital in...

How to keep the peace…

How do you keep the peace in a multi dog home? A lot of times people get caught up with training ideas which have been passed down from others regarding how to interact and manage multi dog homes. The advice often goes that the alpha/older dog/longest in the residence...