How to Stop Puppy Biting

How to Stop Puppy Biting

Puppy biting. Puppy teeth. Aren’t they special? Little laser sharp needles. Take heart, they will be gone by the time your puppy reaches 5 ½ months of age.  If you are reading this article, you are probably looking for strategies to help you get over the hump with all...
How to Use Rewards for the Best Trained Dog

How to Use Rewards for the Best Trained Dog

  It is absolutely possible to have a well-trained dog without the use of choke chains or shock collars! My current dog, who is now 4 years old, hikes off-leash and comes when called. Normally, I do not carry treats with me. Do I sometimes have to “tune him up”...

Fighting Pack-Mates, Oh My!

A veterinarian asked me one time if I handled inner-pack aggression (fighting pack-mates). I winced, took a deep breath and said something non-committal. I’ve given a lot of thought to that over the years. Dogs usually don’t fight in a vacuum. The humans...
Overly Reactive Dogs

Overly Reactive Dogs

What is really happening when your dog loses his mind. Dogs should be able to react to things in the environment. That is normal. But, when a dog’s reactivity causes them to lose control of themselves and/or become uncontrollable in certain situations, we can...