Tug-of-War: Let the Games Begin

Some people caution against playing tug of war with your dog saying it can make them “aggressive”. I disagree. With a couple of rules, tug-of-war can make a fun game for you and your dog! Check out the tips and rules below and get ready for a fabulous boredom buster. Tug-of-war Tips: *If your dog … Read more

Walk With Me

We are all taking more walks with our dogs during the quarantine, which is great! Walks provide much needed mental stimulation and exercise for us and our dogs. It also helps boost our mood and relieve boredom. Here are some tips to make your walks even more fun for you and your dog: -Change up … Read more

Clicker Training Your Dog

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Many people have heard the term “clicker training” before and maybe have even seen the tools for sale in pet stores, but how do you actually use it to train your dog? How to use the clicker: The clicker is used when teaching new behaviors, and helps give us more precise timing when training our … Read more

Why Should I Crate My Dog?

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The crate is a favorite tool among most dog trainers, but I am still met with occasional resistance to using the crate from some owners I work with.  The main concern is usually, “Isn’t using the crate cruel? It is like a cage—I don’t want my dog to feel that he is trapped.”  Or another … Read more

Finnegan’s Christmas List

As Christmas draws near, I am getting close to finishing my holiday shopping. One last family member to buy for: Finnegan, my dog. His list, if he could tell me, would probably encompass any toy known to man. But since he cannot tell me, I have made a list for him of the few toys … Read more

The Holidays are Here: Teach Your Dog to Greet Guests Politely

The holidays are a time when we can visit with friends and family, eat good food and have fun celebrating the season. None of us want this picturesque vision to be disrupted by an enthusiastic dog jumping all over our nicely dressed guests, but how do we stop this behavior? Firstly, if you want your … Read more

How to Housetrain Your Puppy (or Dog of Any Age)

Everyone knows it is vital to housetrain your new puppy or newly adopted adult dog, but there are many different recommendations out there as to which way is best. Below I have outlined my plan for housetraining your puppy or dog in as little time as possible.   Step 1: Make sure to prevent future … Read more

How to Stuff a Kong– Ways to Keep Your Busy Dog Occupied

What is a Kong? A Kong is a rubber dog toy that you can stuff and restuff (and restuff) to give your dog an appropriate outlet for his chewing needs. Kongs are durable, but still have enough give that satisfies our dogs’ need to chew. I personally use this as a fetch toy (it has … Read more

2015 End of Summer Fun- Don’t Miss Out

Though summer is coming to an end, that doesn’t mean there aren’t any fun activities to do with your dog.  Don’t miss out on these 2015 end of summer doggy events:   –Doggy Dash 2015: This is a fundraising 2 mile dog run/walk at Boulder Reservoir to raise money for the Boulder Valley Humane Society.  … Read more

Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips

Fourth of July for people typically means hanging out with family and friends, eating good food and enjoying the fireworks after the sun goes down.  However for our pets, these festivities can be frightening and stressful.  Follow these helpful tips to make sure your pet has a safe and more relaxing Fourth of July this … Read more

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