Vets, Groomers and Other Scary Things

Vets, Groomers and Other Scary Things

Most dog owners are aware of how scary it can be when its time to pay a visit to the vet or the groomers. This doesn’t have to be the case. With desensitization and counter-conditioning, you can change your dog’s outlook on these events. The truth is that...
Eliminating Claws and Effect

Eliminating Claws and Effect

Is your dog reactive to the sound of the leash? Do they start to get anxious when you put your shoes on or grab your keys? Many dogs have learned that these cues mean something! Whether good or bad, dogs often learn to react accordingly to the stimulus itself. So how...
LOUD NOISES!

LOUD NOISES!

At least 30% of dogs have a phobia of loud noises. This time of year is particularly hard for our furry friends, and making sure they are comfortable and safe can help us avoid intense anxiety in our dogs and destruction in our homes. The best training technique is to...
Look at That!

Look at That!

One of the absolute best training tools is the ‘Look at That’ method (or LAT as it’s known in the world of dog trainers) and it has many implications. What better way to get your dog used to a calm reaction to a stimulus than to give them a reward as...