I have a new foster pup staying with me. He’s an eleven week old Old English Sheepdog puppy named DaVinci. He’ll be staying with me for some training and then he will be rehomed through the rescue group that I work with. DaVinci’s previous owners made the decision to rehome him because he was already displaying […]
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Dogs, dogs, dogs! In this section, you’ll find lots of great dog training stories and tips from my adventures training my own dogs, my foster dogs, and the dogs of my clients.
The more animals I train, the more I understand how tiny details can make a huge difference! Often times, a seemly insignificant change in how we interact with an animal can totally change the learning process. A small change can sometimes make learning happen faster, but sometimes can make learning happen slower, and sometimes can […]
For all of you who celebrate Christmas, I hope you had a wonderful day yesterday with your family and friends! I also hope that all of your pets made the “nice list” and that Santa Paws brought then some fun new toys and treats. One of my mom’s friends, Eva, made her a tiny felted […]
Science Sunday posts are short posts about the science of animal behavior and training. They often feature a quote or a passage of text. Spend a moment today thinking about the ideas in the post. As always, you can share your thoughts or questions in the comments section. Recently, I’ve been reading the book Decoding […]
This post is part of the Stale Cheerios 2014 holiday gift guide and giveaways series. I have been reading a really great little book recently! It is called Beyond Squeaky Toys: Innovative ideas for eliminating problem behaviors and enriching the lives of dogs and cats (Amazon link). The book is all about enrichment and how […]
Will you be doing anything this weekend to celebrate Halloween with your family and with your pets? Last week, I shared some Halloween pet tips on my business website, Texas Animal Training. Unfortunately, Halloween can be a dangerous holiday for dogs and cats. I hope you’ll check out these tips and share them with your […]