A lot of dogs don’t like it when strangers come over to their home. And the holidays can be really challenging for them because we typically have guests over more frequently and it is usually more guests than usual at once.
Top 10 Questions Pet Parents ask Dog Trainers
There is a joke among dog trainers that the answer to nearly every question asked about a dog is, “it depends.” There are so many variables, so many nuances, so many ways to train and raise a dog that it is hard to put absolutes on anything. And yet…human beings are hardwired to want concrete answers. So, with that, here are my generic answers to a few of the most commonly asked questions from pet parents.
Thunderstorm Phobia in Dogs
For some of our canine friends, a thunderstorm can be a highly traumatic event. Dogs with thunderstorm phobia can engage …
Teaching Trail Etiquette to Dogs
One of my favorite pastimes here in Colorado is taking advantage of the many dog-friendly open spaces where I can hike. I’ve begun a series of training exercises on these hikes to help Ranger learn some trail etiquette. Here is a behind the scenes look at a recent hike to give you some ideas on teaching trail etiquette to your dog.
Separation Anxiety | Pawsitive Purpose
After 15 months of a pandemic, which took many of us out of the office and into working at home, we are seeing restrictions being lifted and more people are returning to work and other pre-COVID activities.
Summer Sun, Fun, and Safety!
When it comes to the summer time heat and sunshine, make sure to follow some safety tips so your pet …
Everyday Safety for Your Dog
A leisurely walk around the neighborhood, park, or outdoor trail is something that most people envision doing with their dogs. What …
A Vet Answers 5 Top Questions About How to Take Care of a New Puppy
Wondering how to best prepare for & care for a new puppy in your life? Explore our questions & answers from a vet for recommendations about life with a new puppy.