Simple Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Training Time!

Simple Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Training Time!

Fitting in time for training can be a challenge for many people so here are some tips to help you get the most out of your training time. Teach new skills in an area that is free of distractions so your dog can focus easily. As your dog progresses, strengthen the training by adding one of “duration”, “distance” and “distractions.” “Duration” refers to the length of time a dog can stay in a sit or a down for example. “Distance” refers to the distance from the trainer at which a dog can do an exercise. “Distraction” refers to things that … Continue reading

How to Help Your Fearful Dog

Fearful Dog Help Tips and Make Your Dog Comfortable

Many behaviour issues are based on fear.   There are numerous causes for fear, but the most common are: genetic inheritance from a fearful mother; inadequate exposure to positive experiences with people, dogs and a variety of stimuli during the crucial first fourteen weeks of life; negative experiences; and the use of punishment during training. Fear of thunderstorms is also common, and this could be due to a combination of the sudden loud noises of thunder, and the effect of static in the air that affects the nerve endings at the base of each hair on your dog’s coat. Other … Continue reading

5 Reasons Why Your Dog Could Be Urinating and Drinking Excessively

Urinating and Drinking Issues With Your Pet Canine and How to Deal With It

Has any of these scenarios have ever happened to you? Your dog who is housebroken is suddenly having accidents in the house. Your dog is wanting to go out for a walk multiple times daily when in the past 2-3 times were sufficient. Are you finding yourself filling your dog’s water bowl multiple times throughout the day? Has your dog all of sudden chosen the toilet bowl for a source of water? All of these may indicate a health problem with your pet. There are several medical conditions that contribute to these signs, five of which are discussed in this … Continue reading