Keep Your Dog (& Yourself) In Shape This Winter With These Simple Exercises!

Winter Tips for You and Your Pet Dog!

How to stay fit in the winter time… a few easy exercises for you and your dog! Let’s face it, when it is dark, cold and wet outside you don’t want to go out and play. But your dog? He’s ready for adventure and has energy to burn, so there has to be a happy medium, right? During the winter months it is hard to get in the same level of physical activity for your dog, which can lead to weight gain or worse yet destructive behavior. Here are a few fast and easy games to play with your dog … Continue reading

10 Activities Your Dog Will Love!

Activities for Your Pet Dog: Indoor and Outdoor Dog Activities

When your dog is laying around the house, with nothing to do, looking up at you with those big dark eyes like there is a void that needs to be filled, it’s time for you to step in and do something about their boredom.   We’ve got a list of 10 activities that you can do with your dog on sunny days, rainy days, hot days, and cold days, so there’s always something you can do to keep them busy. #1 – Hide & Go Seek This is an activity that your dog will love because it is going to … Continue reading

10 Things You Might Not Know About Clicker Training Your Dog

Clicker Training For Dog Obedience Skills and Tricks

Have you ever tried clicker training with your dog? Clicker training is currently a very popular training method, and there’s good reason for that. If you haven’t tried it yet here are some facts about it, good reasons to do so, and some tips to get started. The Facts The Science Behind It: Clicker training is based on the theory of operant conditioning. This term was coined by B.F. Skinner, an American psychologist and behaviorist. Animals learn that their actions can control their environment. For example, they learn that ringing a bell gets the door to open. It is positive … Continue reading

Clickety Dog: A Clicker Training App for Dog Lovers

Clickety Dog App: Dog Training Game

Whether you’re a dog owner, thinking of getting a dog or just someone who loves dogs, the game app Clickety Dog (available for most cell phones and tablets) provides hours of entertainment as well as practice in clicker training. In the game, you must patiently clicker train your young dog in new skills before you take it through to obedience competitions and round agility courses. But, just like training a real dog your screen dog may ignore you or simply not understand what you want – timing and patience are key.  And, just like real life, so is watching out … Continue reading