Why are our dogs getting so sick?

Why are our dogs getting so sick. Many people blame foods and chemicals, however there are a lot more at play here. Is Feeding Raw Food the Answer? In short, raw feeding is good when owners can do so correctly. However, many people don't and their animals end up with preventable diseases like rickets. However, raw feeding is not a cure-all.  When I had my German Shepherd Kaz, she was so sickly she starved herself as a pup. She was skin and bones and so itchy. I tried raw feeding, but she ...

What's the Hardest Dog Training Problem to Fix?

So, what do you think the hardest behaviour problems to fix? Reactivity? Aggression? Excitement? Nope. Not one of those things. In fact all of those things are actually mostly fixable.  But the thing that most people can't fix once their dog learns it, is escaping! Yup. This is my non-sugar coated explanation of why it's so hard to fix.  So, why should you care? How does it happen? Why is it so difficult to fix? How can we prevent it? Why should you care? I've had a few clients ask me ...

Which Collar & Leash is Right for Your Dog?

There are so many collars & leashes available, how do you choose the best collar and leash for you and your dog. Well, I'm going to make it easy for you! And what's more, I'm not writing this article so I can get a commission from the products I recommend, this article is me sharing what I've learned in my years as a dog trainer working with many different dogs. Any links included are brands and products I recommend because I use these myself. There is no benefit to me, so you can be sure ...

How to Show that You REALLY Love Dogs!

I'm all about dogs, whether they're easygoing or challenging. Both can thrive when their owners understand and support them. But, I have a question for you... are you just paying lip service to "I love dogs"? Here's how you can show that you REALLY love dogs! Have a laid-back pup? Awesome! You can assist the more challenging dogs by giving them some space. If you're near an entrance, step aside to let the more challenging dog pass through. And please, keep your dog on a leash, even if they're ...

What to do if your older dog toilets inside?

Sometimes things can change and our once perfect dogs can suddenly start toileting in the house! That is not something that's fun to deal with. We expect it when they're pups, but not really when they're adults. So I'll share some tips and insights into why it might be happening and what you can do about it. Why Did it Start? The weather can be a factor. Some dogs hate toileting in the rain. So it's important to make sure we take them out between showers, or we could provide a tray with ...

How Should You Train Your Dog?

You must use food! Don't use a leash! You must use a leash! So many opinions. So little time. No wonder dog owners are putting training their dogs in the too hard basket! But that leads to the question, how should you train your dog?

How Dog Training can have Negative Consequences

Every positive has its flip side, and dog training is no exception. While most people view dog training as a good thing, it can have negative consequences when done improperly. In this blog post, we'll delve into some common pitfalls, including a few dog trainers who miss the mark.

What Can You Expect From a 6-month Old Puppy?

There are many things that you can do to help your puppy. But it's important to use this opportunity to teach your puppy the skills they need to become a good dog. But when can you stop? At what age can you say "my puppy is now trained"? Is your puppy mature enough at 6 months old?

How to do an elimination diet for a dog suffering from allergies

I was blessed (I am being sarcastic) to have my very first puppy teach me all about allergies in dogs. Thanks to Kazzie, I can prep an elimination diet in my sleep. Despite doing "everything right" by making sure her parents had hip and elbow scores done! But hips and elbows turned out to be the least of my issues: Kaz, my German Shepherd puppy had every allergy under the sun. She was even allergic to grass. So despite all the elimination diets we did, Kaz was still suffering from ...

Help! My Dog is Ruinning My Life! What should I do?

You came home to a disaster. Again. Ripped up carpet. Trash everywhere. And to boot, you had to rush your dog to the vet because they ate inedible things. You wonder why you bothered when your dog is trying to ruin your life.


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