How to play with your dog.

Sounds pretty simple, doesn’t it. Except not all play is equal – not in your dogs’ eyes and not if you want to build a strong and trusting relationship with him either. Not all dogs even know HOW to play. Let me ask you – Would you prefer your dog loving and wanting...

Should I crate train my dog/puppy? What exactly is it?

“I can’t possibly put my dog in a cage!”     This is usually the first response a lot of people have when crate training is mentioned. I talk a lot about seeing life from your dogs’ perspective and crate training is one of those things that we need to do just that...

Your Dog – Inside or Outside?

.The vast majority of families I see with pet dogs have dogs that are able to spend time both inside the house and outside in the yard. When we decide on including a dog into our family, we should consider why we are doing it. Is it because: • We want a dog to bark...

All About Therapy Dogs – What you need to know.

Firstly, what is the difference between a Therapy Dog and an Assistance Dog? Therapy dogs provide support to people through their calming presence, providing a physical tactile touch, and a focus of attention.  They provide comfort and affection to a variety of people...

Is my puppy too young to start training?

This is a question that I hear a lot.  The short answer is no.  From the moment you bring your new puppy home, he is learning.  Puppies are little living sponges.  They soak up information and learn very quickly – whether we are consciously training them or not! When...