Impulse control; what gets rewarded gets repeated. Impulse control is the act of restraint in a situation that would otherwise result in getting what you want right away. It’s a cognitive decision to delay or deny immediate gratification. Have you ever seen a dog pull its owner to the ground while out for a walk? … Continue reading The single most important life skill that will change your pup forever and how you can teach your pup to master it in just minutes a day:
Gold Zone Training or Gozo, as I like to call it is the manifestation of countless hours observing and working with both people and their pets in the training room. In its most naked form gozo strives, not for perfection of behavior, but rather a consistent, ever improving set of general behaviors and adaptations your … Continue reading Gold Zone Training, A new approach to building a strong relationship with your best friend through education and fun.
Puppy socialization and rise of reactivity in our dog populations I have noticed an increase in the level of reactivity issues with our canine companions; it seems almost a routine article in the paper or on the news that someone has been bitten by a dog or worse. Why are our dogs less likely to … Continue reading Puppy socialization and rise of reactivity in our companion canine populations
Have you played with your pup today? As the mercury continues its downward spire and the ice and snow begins to build up on your preferred walking routes how are you going to manage your pup’s energy? Do you put off the daily walk for safety concerns? What effect does this have on your pup … Continue reading Battle the winter blues! How to expend excess energy when the temperature is just too cold to go outside!
Each meal your pup eats out of a bowl is a squandered opportunity. Sounds a bit harsh? Well hear me out, I promise by the end of this article you’ll agree. Our pups are natural hunters and foragers; a big part of their DNA is programed to use all of their senses in the pursuit … Continue reading Strengthen your bond; build confidence, burn energy with interactive feeding.
One of the more common questions I get when talking with clients has to do with fear and phobias with their pups. What happens in your house when you bring out the nail clippers? Or say storm clouds start building on the horizon and it starts to thunder out; how does your pup respond? Fear, … Continue reading For the fear of nail clippers! How to help your pup overcome their phobias of pretty much anything, force and intimidation free!
Our canine companies are very well adapted to life with us humans. They seem to be able to pick up on our emotions, our thoughts and our feelings. Have you ever come home grumpy after a bad day at work? How did your pup respond when you were stressed out? Did she greet you … Continue reading As clear as a neon sign, Canine Calming Signals. What your pup is trying to tell you.