Teaching Puppies and Dogs to Love Their Harnesses
Turn putting the harness on and taking it off into a pleasant experience by doing mini sessions with lots of yummy treats...
Enjoy Your Time Loose Leash Walking Your Dog – Part 1
Our goal when teaching a dog to walk nicely on leash is NOT that your dog walks in an obedience style heel-position; rather that your dog is able to walk with you, and that both you and your dog work towards the maintenance of a loose leash.
How to Handle Your Dog When You Encounter a Service Dog
Your first concern should be making sure your dog is leashed. No matter how well-trained you feel your dog is, if your dog makes a mistake and distracts the service dog, it could result in injury to the service dog handler.
Tired of Furry Furniture? Try These Tips!
Only allowing your pets on the floor greatly reduces their environment and limits your pet’s ability to observe what is going on in his/her world. For some pets, access to elevated surfaces can make the difference between a pet who feels safe and one who is nervous in his/her home.
‘Excessive‘ Barking – Are There Any ‘Quick Fixes’ That are Humane?
Management is your first port of call when looking at problem barking. Here are some simple management techniques for problem barking.
Separation Anxiety in Puppies and Dogs
Separation Anxiety is a panic disorder. Dogs are not doing it to play up, get back at you for leaving, or control you; they simply don’t know how to cope without you, and panic.
Prepare Your Dog for Fireworks and Thunderstorm Season
“… whether it’s year-round fireworks, thunder, ambulances, balloons popping, or any other scary sounds, it’s never too early to prepare your dog.” Download a FREE eBook from Building Bonds Training!
Six Tips to Keep At-Home Dog Training Fun and Consistent
Dogs learn through repetition and being rewarded for things we want them to do, but we have to be persistent and keep at it. Here are our top tips to make at-home training fun as well as consistent.
That Crazy Puppy Behavior
Most people don’t realize how much sleep a puppy needs. It is surprising how quickly behavior will turn around once the puppy gets more sleep and is fully rested.
Ask a Trainer: Dog Digging Holes in Flower Beds
This article provides suggestions on how to address a dog digging holes in the garden.