Incompatible Behavior…What?

Incompatible Behavior…What?

What is an Incompatible Behavior? The simple answer is a behavior that is taught, so the learner cannot do a less desired behavior. Let’s think of a few examples of when this might be true. This works in every day life just like it works in dog training, so we...
Fussy Eaters Anonymous

Fussy Eaters Anonymous

Most dogs will eat their food happily and readily, but what about our dogs who are a little fussier about eating? Do you have a dog who is a little reluctant to eat? Have you decided to switch from free feeding to set meal times? We may never know why some dogs are...
Parasites & How to Prevent Them!

Parasites & How to Prevent Them!

When we ring in a new year, many of us make pledges to live a healthier lifestyle. But what about a healthier lifestyle for our furry friends? Many pet owners take their dogs and cats to a veterinarian for annual wellness exams, and during those visits vaccinations...
Veterinary Waiting Room Etiquette

Veterinary Waiting Room Etiquette

As a pet owner, dog trainer, and part-time veterinary assistant, I have spent a fair amount of time in the waiting room at the veterinarian’s office. While in the waiting room, I have seen some close calls between dogs which were scary for someone who is fluent...
Wildly Friendly Dogs

Wildly Friendly Dogs

Let’s take a deep dive into why dogs jump up on people, how to prevent it, and how to retrain our dogs to not jump up. For many people a wildly friendly dog can be dangerous. Grandma cannot withstand the impact of Fido’s exciting greetings with his sharp nails and...