Ask A Trainer: Help! My Dog’s Barking is Getting Worse
If your dog is barking to let you know what is happening outside, I would acknowledge that there is something there... and then follow that with going to do something with him that is calming such as a LickiMat® or snuffle mat...
House Training 101: Tips and Tricks for a Mess-Free Home with Your New Puppy
Remember, house training is a learning process for both you and your puppy. Patience, and consistency are key to successful training.
Managing and Training Fearful Equids
Caring for fearful equids brings its own special challenges but can also be exceptionally rewarding. Here are a few simple tips to ensure your success.
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.
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