The Dog Blog
Why do we use food anyway?
So often we get questions as to why, in all of our training classes, do we use so many treats! People hear they should be using positive reinforcement to train their dogs but so often they don’t really know why they are doing it other than it sounds pretty good. If you’ve ever wondered why…
Pets and Events
As I was planning my wedding, I started thinking about how people try to incorporate their dogs into important events. It is not uncommon now to hear of a doggy groomsmen or ringbearer at a wedding. It is also becoming common to see the dog posed with the kids for birthday photos or holiday greeting…
Selecting a Leash
Hello everyone! As the weather improves, we all start coming out of hibernation. What that equates to is A LOT more walks outside with our dogs! It only makes sense that we spend some time talking about the one piece of equipment you will need for every walk. YOUR LEASH! If you’ve spent enough time…
Is It Really A Tug of War?
Tug of War: Is this GAME really an act of war? Tug has often been stigmatized (especially in years past) as being an adversarial-type COMPETITION between human and k-9, and a game that actually CAUSES aggression in dogs. This is how the game is often approached and “played”: Human has toy, dog takes toy and…
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