The In’s and Out’s of Canine Nosework

Nosework Training for Your Pet Dogs

I live with one reactive dog, Sherman. Sherman is a Basset Hound/Beagle mix and about nine. Sherm has leash reactivity and I’ve spent the last five plus years looking for management tools to lower the stress that comes from reacting to other dogs on leash.   As I searched for trainers that specialized in reactivity, I found Nosework! We’ve been involved in Nosework on and off for about five years and now I compete with Walter, our younger Standard Doxie. Reactivity: Fear, aggression or frustration responses that are over the level that dog-savvy humans would consider “normal.” – from Grisha … Continue reading

6 Mental Stimulating Games to Play with Your Dog!

Mental Stimuation Games for Your Pet Dog

Sometimes it’s just not feasible to exercise your pet. Whether due to injury, illness, age or weather, what can you do when getting your dog outside just isn’t an option? Most dog trainers will tell you, a tired dog is a good dog. What many people overlook in exercising their pets, is that mental stimulation can tire your pet out, as well, if not better than physical exercise. Here are six easy and simple ways to exercise your dog’s mind: Food Toys Food toys, such as the ones made by Kong, can really keep a dog busy. Some people use … Continue reading