Preparing for the Unexpected

Preparing for the Unexpected

Sometimes the universe delivers a bump in the road like an injury.  Last month, I injured my foot (again… osteopenia) and I’m wearing an orthopedic boot for a few weeks and doing my best to keep weight off the injury.  It is so helpful to have a dog with...
It’s OK for Your Dog to Say “No”

It’s OK for Your Dog to Say “No”

Your dog should have autonomy and choices.  But what if you need your dog to do something he doesn’t want to do? That’s where dog trainers can help.  Credentialed and qualified dog trainers can convince your dog that saying “yes” can be the best thing ever....
Videoconferencing Tips for Dog Owners

Videoconferencing Tips for Dog Owners

Are you struggling with Zoom meetings because of your dog?  Here’s a short video about how to prepare for your Zoom meeting to increase your chances of getting through it uninterrupted.  Click here for the link. Be Proactive: meet your dog’s needs before the...
DogSmarts 101Recording

DogSmarts 101Recording

During Covid, libraries have been closed and I have been unable to off the wildly popular “Dogsmarts 101″ presentation.  A few months ago, I offered this presentation on Facebook live.  Please click here for a link.  Below is a summary of how to create a...
Using Nosework as Enrichment on Rainy Days

Using Nosework as Enrichment on Rainy Days

K9 Fun Nosework is all about encouraging your dog’s scenting abilities. The beauty of this exercise is that the dog does most of the work. It is very enriching and burns alot of energy. You don’t have to take a class to try it. Jill Marie O’Brien is the founder of...