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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...
Preparing for the Unexpected

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....
Preparing for the Unexpected

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...
Preparing for the Unexpected

How to Help a Fearful Dog

Meet Apollo.  He’s so handsome.  Most of the time he looks confident and strong.  I began working with him on obedience, but quickly discovered that Apollo had some fear issues.  One day at the park and I notice his fear and anxiety toward other dogs, bicycles,...