How to Stay Committed to Your Dream Partnership
Do you have a clear vision and dream for the life you want with your dog? Staying committed to the partnership of your dreams begins with some clarity on what your dreams actually look like. This marks the final part of my five-part blog and podcast series, “The Summer Series on The Power of Partnership.” […]
8 Tips to Enhance Your Communication with Your Dog
What if I told you there was a way to bypass the language barrier that you experience with your dog? Well, I believe that anyone who seeks to be a better communicator with their dog can achieve this by getting in touch with their intuition. Your intuition is a powerful way to receive and send […]
The Biggest Myth in Dog Training
Is training really the best solution for a misbehaving dog? Or, is it the one thing that’s making the problem worse? There is a huge myth surrounding dog training. If you ask me, believing in this myth and assuming that training is the solution for a naughty dog or a dog who just won’t listen, […]
Dog Behaving Badly? Turn Your Frustration into Fascination
When your dog is “behaving badly”, it’s so easy to let yourself get frustrated about it. Nobody wants to see their dogs get upset in any way. We want them to be happy and not show any signs of stress, anxiety, or fear. When our dogs are reactive or distracted, many of us immediately jump […]
2 Favorite Indoor Games to Play with Your Dog
Stuck inside? Dogs driving you crazy? Everyone a little stir crazy? Play some games! After writing about what to do with your Stir Crazy dog in part one, I was flooded with old memories of long evenings and weekends inside with my pent up dogs. We had so much fun! Laughing, playing, engaged, and loving […]
4 Ways to Calm Your ‘Winter Stir Crazy’ Dogs and Get a Better Partnership
Having wild, pent-up dogs could be a really good time to work on some important skills that’ll come in handy now AND later. So, think of it as a blessing in disguise! lol Seriously? You probably think I’m crazy, reading my quote. (and, I’m not sayin you’re wrong!) 😉 Here’s Why: The Dogs: Can […]
How to Be Your Dog’s Super Hero … without All The Overwhelm and Stress
Do you ever feel like you need to have super powers … … or be like a juggler, simultaneously managing six different fragile objects that cannot be dropped? It can be exhilarating and sometimes exhausting, right? We have these important roles that we fill in our dog’s life, and I believe that having clarity and understanding about […]
One Dog’s Transformation from Trash to Treasure
When I adopted Maya, she had been labeled as ‘untrainable’ by her 3 previous homes, and was ready to be put down because of it. You may know my sweet and sassy Maya…or you may know of her story. She is quite a gal, with a jaded history. 😉 She was kicked out of […]
Does Your Dog Love You … Or Just Your Treats and Toys?
How can you successfully train your dog…AND get your dog to love being with you more than anything else? As positive trainers, we know that all living things repeat behaviors that are rewarding…including our dogs! So, to effectively teach your dog, you need to reward behaviors that you like by rewarding your dog with things […]
Are You the Real Cause of Your Dogs Lack of Focus?
How can you have a communication ‘Dialog Loop” with your dog that gets your dog focused on YOU, instead of being distracted, reactive or worried…automatically, with no training? Let’s start with this question: what exactly is “communication”? Good communication is the successful exchange of information, ideas and feelings Let me repeat that: the EXCHANGE of […]
Are You the Right Kind of Leader for Your Dog?
How can you be the RIGHT kind of leader for your dog …without being punitive, and without having to be a non-stop treat or toy dispenser? One of the core philosophies of my work is that Dogs thrive when being guided by clear, consistent leadership that provides a framework to live by. There’s a […]
The Biggest Myth About Dog Training
Is “training” REALLY the best solution for a misbehaving dog? Or … is it the one thing that should be SKIPPED? I think back to my very early dog training classes where I was so wowed by how easy it was to shape behaviors in my dogs … and how amazing my dogs were in class. […]