One of the main rewards of being a Dog Trainer is to help a dog transition from being a street dog or a shelter dog with a horrible past, to being part of a loving home. Working closely with foster families or families who have newly adopted a dog is a crucial step to help ease this transition for a dog who has to regain trust in people.
In April, 2016, one such case was featured on the Examiner.com‘s website where the story of a young Pitbull was told.
Is she big-boned or maybe it’s all fur? One of the more difficult issues for us trainers to address is the weight, or the overweight, of our clients’ pets. Some owners will be a bit sensitive to the matter, perceiving it as criticism to how their pet’s health is being handled or, at times, as an insinuation of their pets being spoiled.Read More >
Ever wonder why your dog eats grass? Or wanted to know if this is a harmful behavior and how to address it? I get asked these questions probably every week as my clients’ dogs almost never fail to attempt to eat grass while we are training Loose Leash Walking.Read More >
So what exactly is dominance? Dominance is defined in animal behavior as a relationship between individuals that is established by force, aggression and submission in order to determine who has priority access to multiple resources such as food, preferred resting spots, and access to mates. While an individual in a group can have a high dominance rank, dominance in dogs, and in any animal for that matter, is not a personality trait.Read More >