“Random” Behavior – Understanding Trigger Stacking

Random. Out of the blue. Unpredictable. Inconsistent. It is stressful enough when your dog is behaving in a way you’d rather they didn’t. When you can’t predict if or when the behavior will happen, it can range from embarrassing to terrifying.  There can be many reasons why a dog’s behavior may be difficult to predict. … Read more“Random” Behavior – Understanding Trigger Stacking

Surviving Puppies: Play Biting or “Mouthing”

“How do I stop my puppy biting?” “Why does my puppy bite so much?” “What do I do when my puppy bites?” These are the top questions in my puppy classes. It’s an incredibly common behavior, in puppies as well as some teenagers and beyond!  What is “Mouthing”? For this article, “mouthing” refers to a … Read moreSurviving Puppies: Play Biting or “Mouthing”

Helping Your Fearful Dog: The Trick to Treats

Do you have a shy, anxious, or fearful dog? You’ve probably heard the advice to give them treats to help them overcome their fear. It’s great advice (unlike some of what’s out there…) but there are a few important tricks to using those treats safely and effectively! A Note on Safety If your dog’s behavior … Read moreHelping Your Fearful Dog: The Trick to Treats