August & September 2010 Newsletter

TRAINING HIGHLIGHT Creating a Focused Dog in Distracting Situations   What Influences Our Dog’s Behavior?Dogs are dogs.  That’s what we love about them, right?  As clichéd as it may sound, they win us over with their unconditional love and happy-go-lucky attitude.  It’s not so fun, however, when we end up in a situation where we can’t… Read more »

June/July 2010 Newsletter

BEHAVIOR HIGHLIGHTSetting Up for Success: Building a Solid FoundationWouldn’t it be nice if your dog sat and stayed, without hesitation or confusion, while you were in the waiting room at the vet office?  How about if they waited to jump out of the car until you released them, or greeted visitors at the door with… Read more »

April 2010 Newsletter

BEHAVIOR HIGHLIGHT Is Your Dog a Grouchy Dog?Does your dog growl, bark or lunge at other dogs or people when you’re on walks?  How about when people come to the door or pass by the house?  Do they compulsively chase or “bully” other dogs in play or during on-leash greetings?  Do they “spill over” into… Read more »