Well-meaning rescues, breeders, “kennel clubs,” and shelters often obfuscate with dog behavior descriptions. What’s more, almost no purebred dogs are bred for desirable behavior traits such as sociability and ease with people. Most dogs are bred for conformity to a certain look, so general behavior descriptions about the breed don’t really apply. This tip sheet will help you select the best dog for you and your family. Download the resource here.
In the dog business there are many euphemisms, and one of them is to call a containment system that shocks your dog for getting near the perimeter an “invisible fence.” It works by hurting your dog, and research shows it is ineffective in keeping dogs in the yard. Download my newest resource on safe, humane fencing options.
There’s a lot to think about with your new canine companion! Download my top tips on how to get started right with your puppy or newly adopted adult dog.
Separation anxiety is a common and heartbreaking behavior issue in dogs. Click here to download my free tip sheet on understanding what separation anxiety is — and is not — and how to get started. Separation anxiety is treatable. There is hope.
While excessive barking is annoying to us in our modern lives, barking is a natural behavior in dogs. The first step to reducing excessive barking is to know why your dog barks. Click here to download my free tip sheet on the reasons dogs bark.
Whether you are planning to have a family someday, are expecting a baby (or grandbaby), or have children and are considering a dog, it’s important to prepare your dog for successful interactions with the little ones. Download my 7 best practices here.
Do you know what questions to ask before handing over your beloved canine — and your hard-earned money! — to a dog trainer? Click here to find out.
Whether you are planning to have a family some day or are expecting a baby soon, it’s important that your dog be prepared for this new addition. Click here to get started.
Do you have a dog who lunges at other dogs, chases passing bicycles, or barks at anything and everything on walks? Many people call such dogs “reactive.” I prefer to call them dogs who have Very Big Feelings. Download my resource on understanding reactive dogs here.
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