Why Your Reactive or Anxious Dog Doesn’t Trust You

Why your reactive or anxious dog doesn't trust you

If you have a dog that tends to be reactive to certain triggers (e.g. the postman, other dogs, the neighbors’ tabby cat, etc.) it can be really disheartening, frustrating and make you feel like your dog doesn’t trust you to keep them safe. You may be trying your best to support your dog and yet, […]

Rehabbing An ‘Untrainable’ Rescue Dog

Rehabbing an untrainable rescue dog

How can you train an “untrainable” dog? Do such dogs even exist? Many clients have come to me over the years with claims that their dogs are out of control and untrainable. Usually, they’re at the end of their tether both emotionally and physically. Dogs described as “untrainable” are not “bad dogs.” They may be […]

Hard Lessons from a Heart Dog

Hard lessons from a heart dog

We all have high and low points with our dogs. Things don’t always go as planned and many of us are left feeling downhearted, frustrated, and disappointed when our dog doesn’t act or behave like they’re ‘supposed’ to. I’ve had a lifelong love affair with animals and many of you who have been following me […]

It’s Your Choice – Transactional vs Relational

It's your choice - transactional vs relational

Do you have a transactional or a relational lifestyle with your dog? And…is one better than the other? If you’re scratching your head (and your dog is doing the same) – don’t worry, I’m going to explain all of this further as we go. But first, let me grab my white lab coat and talk […]