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Finding a “Good” Breeder

Finding a “Good” Breeder

The theme here is to plan ahead. You are not going to be able to do an impulse buy with a good breeder. Here are some tips to find a reputable breeder. There is much “due diligence” involved. Good breeders NEVER send their puppies to retail stores so stay...
New Puppy: So Many Training Options

New Puppy: So Many Training Options

A new puppy in the house can be overwhelming. There are so many options for training. New puppy owners are often confused on what to do and where to go.  Here are some things to consider when seeking training. Developmental Deadlines For 3 Key Puppy Skills: There are...
New Puppy: So Many Training Options

Beginning My “Forever Dog” Journey

In September 2021, I pre-ordered a very promising book, The Forever Dog, by Rodney Habib and Dr. Karen Becker. The Facebook hype leading up to to the book’s release was intriguing.  They posted many easy tips based on science to help your dog “live...
New Puppy: So Many Training Options

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...
New Puppy: So Many Training Options

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....
New Puppy: So Many Training Options

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...