Want to train your dog to do cool things? Maybe you just want to help your dog get over some undesirable behaviors but don’t know where to start. Check out part one of this post here, and for those of you who read the first post, check out more of my favorite training tips below!
Want your dog to be a well-trained dog? Maybe you’re having trouble with your training but aren’t exactly sure where things are going wrong. Perhaps, you just need some help refining your skills and wonder what steps to take with your dog next. Check out my favorite tips for dog training below!
Dog aggression is a growing epidemic. It seems like every day, people are asking how to address their dog’s aggression toward people and dogs alike. Whether it stems from fear, general reactivity issues, or frustration, collectively, dog aggression comes from a lack of training altogether. Today, I’d like to address dog-on-dog aggression specifically and the reasons why a dog can become aggressive
At some point, your dog learned that in order to get a desirable reaction from you (like attention or getting let out of the crate) all they needed to do was bark and if the first few barks didn’t work, to just persist and keep barking (possibly louder). Pretty smart, right? Dogs are a lot smarter than we give them credit. Check out my tips to get them to stop this behavior below..
A common question I get out in public is how I get my dog Piper to be to calm and obedient, even when things are chaotic, crazy and new. It hasn’t always been that way, and I had to learn some things I’d like to share with you guys. Here are some tips and tricks that have helped me go to new places with Piper, and it actually be quite enjoyable..
Ever feel like you and your dog are not on the same page? Maybe you feel overrun and frustrated by your dog’s behavior and just want some clarity on the matter. Well, you’re in the right place, and in this post, I plan to cover some basic, practical concepts that can make you and your dog’s life a little easier.
So, you’ve decided to add a furry companion to your life and are wondering where to start in the thinking process of getting a dog. First of all, good for you! How exciting and wonderful! You have also come to the right place! In this article, I will discuss many important things to consider when making the decision of getting a dog and many of the obligations that come along with it. In short, all the things I wish someone would have sat down and discussed with me.
After moving into a tiny house, we’ve found that it is a little more challenging to stay warm in below freezing temperatures. While it is certainly not as cold here in Georgia as it is in other parts of the world, a windy 20 degrees is still a chilly 20 degrees, no matter where you are. With that being said, Piper (my dog) and I have found a few, creative ways to keep ourselves warm that we’d like to share with you. Check them out below:
So, you brought home a new dog and have noticed that they are fearful of a lot of things, if not, everything. They didn’t seem this way when they were at the shelter, breeder, friend’s house, etc.. and you want to know what you can do to help them. Well, you’ve come to the right place, and today, we answer this question with ways you can help your dog become comfortable in their new home. Check them out below!
Does your dog react strongly to other dogs and not in a good way? Are you constantly on alert, always making sure to not run into other dogs while you’re out and about with yours? Well, today, I share some insight and things I’ve learned from Piper, my dog, who was dog aggressive when I first got her. After some time, patience, and strategic training, I was able to fully rehabilitate her. She now readily embraces new friends! Check out some tips and insights on how I was able to help my dog with aggression issues below.
Does your dog pull you down the driveway? Do you dread going on walks because you fear you might come back with only one arm? In a desperate attempt to fix this issue, did you buy a new gizmo/harness/collar, which promised to remedy the problem? Well, unfortunately, your new equipment you just bought isn’t going to magically fix the problem all by itself. Here’s why:
If you’ve done any research on this particular topic, you’ll find a lot of differing opinions. Believe it or not, whether or not to let your dog sleep in bed with you is a hotly debated topic in the dog training world. Some trainers claim that allowing your dog to sleep in bed with you will create dominance and possessiveness issues with your dog. Others will claim that it is a vital part of training to let your dog sleep in bed with you at night. As for Piper (my dog) and I, we have our own take on the matter, and from our experience, think there are a few questions to ask yourself when considering whether or not to allow your dog to sleep with you. Check out our thoughts below.