How We Helped Twinkle Find Happiness

Find Happiness: A Dog’s Happiness…

When I adopted my first dog who’d spent her whole life up to that point in a breeding facility, I really had little idea of the psychological damage that experience could have inflicted on her. This changed as soon as Susie-Belle arrived in our world and her trauma was obvious. Everything was alien for my little dog who’d never lived with people, never experienced kindness let alone love and who had good reason to fear attention from humans. Things that for most dogs are so natural were a big struggle for Susie-Belle to overcome: a comfortable bed was ignored for … Continue reading

What Is a Happy Dog? And How to Tell If Your Dog is One!

Happy Dog? What Makes Your Pet Dog Happy…

As a professional dog trainer I have had the opportunity to be around thousands of dogs and owners in their homes and observe how they relate to their pets in the most intimate ways possible. Despite the wide range of dog breeds and owner lifestyles, the one constant which never changes is that everyone just wants their dogs to be happy. But what constitutes a happy dog?  Is it the dog with the most bones? The pooch with the biggest yard? Or is it the dog who expresses his “excitement” the most? Happiness is a constant goal dog owners strive … Continue reading

The Top 5 Dog Myths I’ve Encountered

Myths With Dog Behaviors and How to Determine What Your Pet Wants

I am not exactly sure why or how myths exist, but they do! Particularly for dogs. While most myths are harmless, the myths that surround dog health and behavior can be dangerous if believed to their fullest. Here Are 5 Myths That I’ve Encountered: 1. Dogs Only Wag Their Tails When They Are Happy Although most dogs do wag their tails as a sign of happiness, many dogs wag their tail when they are unsure or uncomfortable. If you ever have to approach a dog you don’t know, don’t simply assume they are happy because their tail is wagging. Be … Continue reading