What to Look for in a Trainer

(I am going to say dog in this article because that is the most commonly trained pet, but much of this blog applies to other pets as well.) There are a lot of trainers out there, but they are not all created equally. There are no requirements for being a dog trainer....

My Dog Always Begs!

Dogs quickly learn that people food is good food. We add spices and salt, and it is often high in sugar. If your dog passively stares at you while you eat or even tries to take food from your plate, but is not being aggressive or mouthing you, these tips may help you....

Excitable Dogs and What to do About It

Is your dog prone to running all over the house? Have you resorted to leaving her outside, because she’s crazy when you bring her in? You’re definitely not alone! Here are some ideas to try to encourage calm behavior from your dog. First, make absolutely sure that...

What’s Up With “the” Pit Bull?

A Little Background: I recently adopted a puppy from Heartland German Shepherd Rescue of Omaha, and I’ve had to get insurance for my business. Why are those things connected? Because the insurers wanted me to say that I wouldn’t work with “dangerous breeds” which is...

What to Consider When Getting a Pet–Part 2: Dyson

I love to take on the harder cases from really timid to fairly aggressive. I bought a purebred Siamese because she was so incredibly scared to interact with me when I met her. I have a thing for runts, regardless of the fact that reading about runts often leads to...