Just as with human health care, non-traditional, alternative, or holistic treatment options are available for your dog. Today, discover the difference between Western and Eastern veterinary medicine from our guest speaker, Dr. Marc Smith.
Deciding your method of dog training depends upon what you want, and what works for your family. Discover the difference between Doggie Boot Camp Training versus In-Home Dog Training and some of the expectations of owners for each method.
Choosing to get a new dog can be a tough and stressful process. A new dog does not necessarily mean puppy. Most times it is a puppy and a full blooded breed. More and more people are going the rescue route, but there are very many that still believe a full blooded dog is the […]
Hiring a dog trainer is one way to train your dog. The other way is to do it yourself. Although there are benefits to both avenues, what you choose really depends on your purpose for buying the dog. For examples of how different dog trainers approach your situation, listen to Discover Your Dog Ep 062 […]
SIT is one of the most critical basic dog training commands. Use this deceptively simple routine to learn how to teach a dog to sit and stay in RECORD time. For more information about teaching your dog to sit, listen to Discover Your Dog Episode 045: Dog Training Basic Commands: SIT Most of the time I […]
Dog separation anxiety is the most common behavior referred by veterinarians to dog behaviorists. Discover the difference betwen minor and extreme forms of dog separation anxiety, and some things you can do for each of those levels.
Being bitten by a dog is a serious issue we all have dealt with at some time. I once had a training partner that when asked, “Will your dog bite ?” She would answer, “Does she have teeth?” Although this answer seems over-the-top, it is the truth. One of the most common behavior problems I […]
Putting babies and dogs together can create a stressful situation for everyone involved. Whether this is your first child or one of many, things are going to change for your dog when you add a baby to the mix. You can minimize the stress for you and your dog with a little awareness and attention to the right […]
A protective dog barking aggressively at the door, window, or fence line may be giving you a sign of a real problem. Discover how your dog’s aggressive behavior may be reinforced, even when you’re not at home!
Taking your dog to the vet can be stressful for both you and your dog. The good news is, there are things you can do with your dog to make the regular vet visit an enjoyable experience. Below, we will discuss many of the stress-causing elements of a veterinarian visit and give you some warm-ups you […]