Is It Really Aggression?

I saw a video the other day where a dog bit a baby and moved away. There were many comments on this video saying something to the effect of “that dog should be put to sleep!”, “OMG poor baby, I hope they do something to that dog!” and my personal favourite: “if that was my […]

Is It Really Aggression?

Dogs have minimal audible communication, but their body language says a lot. I saw a video the other day where a dog bit a baby and moved away. There were many comments on this video saying something to the effect of “that dog should be put to sleep!”, “OMG poor baby, I hope they do […]

How Our Emotions Affect Our Dogs

Our Our emotions are like beacons for our thoughts; we are what we think. How does this apply to training your dog? When we feel excited, like when we just get home from work, we speak in a higher tone of voice, our arms move quickly, and we move faster. When we come home from […]

Training Tip – The Place Command

If you have a dog that can’t seem to settle down, teaching them to be calm on command will be invaluable! Have your dog go to their “place” (it can be their dog bed or a blanket on the floor) to settle in for a few hours. They can be sitting, standing or laying down, […]

Dog Training tip – Curing Reactivity with Loose Leash Walking

When teaching your dog to walk without pulling, keep the leach short but not tight to put your dog into the position you want, while still giving enough slack to let him know that he’s doing the right thing. Leash pops on a training car can be given for any excitement or reactivity so long […]