The Dog Blog

How to Fade the Food Lure

Having a dog that “only works for food” or “only listens if he knows I have a cookie” is one of the most common complaints I hear. So today I want to teach you how to eliminate the food lure…

The Key to Successfully Training Your Dog

We all admire those well trained dogs at the park or out walking with their owners and wish ours listened like that, too. Well, yours CAN listen like that and all it takes is doing this one simple step. Until…

Three Easy Ways to Make Training Fun

Have you ever noticed that when you’re having fun learning something, not only do you learn it faster, but you can’t wait to do it again? Dog training is exactly the same – if either you or your dog are…

Five Tips for Sending Your Dog to the Sitter

Most of us leave our dog sitters with a pretty comprehensive list of our dogs care instructions. In addition to that, here are 5 simple things you can do to minimize everyone’s stress while you are away, especially in the…

Five Tips to Stop Your Puppy From Biting

We all know that puppies have sharp teeth, but how do we teach them to be more gentle with them?? Here are 5 strategies to help you get through that nasty puppy mouthing stage without turning yourself into a human…

Six Holiday Safety Tips

Since many of my friends, clients and relatives already have their Christmas decorations up, I wanted to share some simple safety tips for the holiday season to help keep your dogs safe, healthy and out of the emergency vet this…

Trail Etiquette: 5 Ways to Share the Trails

We undoubtedly live in one of THE. BEST. places to walk our dogs in all of Canada, but sometimes we share very different views on how to best share our walking spaces. Here are 5 simple etiquette tips for you…

Four Simple Ways to Stuff a Kong

I am ALL about problem behaviour prevention. After all, it’s usually easier to prevent them than to fix them. Giving your dog something productive to focus on, like chewing on a well stuffed Kong, is one way to keep them…

Introducing a New Dog Into Your Home

It’s SO EXCITING bringing home a new dog, right?! And we all hope that the new dog will get along beautifully with the dogs we already have, but that isn’t always what happens. So to increase the chances of getting…