Is a Tired Dog a Good Dog?

The common adage says “a tired dog is a good dog.” Sounds reasonable, right? Like most things though, it depends! Getting enough exercise and mental stimulation is important but so is getting enough rest. In fact, some dog behavior “problems” can be a direct result of being TOO tired! Why Rest is Important While we … Read moreIs a Tired Dog a Good Dog?

Don’t Walk Your Dog?

Walking your dog can feel like a necessary chore, a part of being a responsible dog owner. But there are lots of reasons this task can become stressful, frustrating, or not possible. Good news! You don’t have to take your dog for that neighborhood walk, as long as you can meet their needs in other … Read moreDon’t Walk Your Dog?

When Training Isn’t the Answer

When their dog misbehaves, most people assume that means they need training. It might surprise you that, as a professional dog trainer, my first recommendation to people isn’t always to train. Sometimes, there are simpler solutions to behavior problems. Other times, there are issues at play that can’t be solved by training alone. Without first … Read moreWhen Training Isn’t the Answer