You can learn a lot living with a dog. But Tiramisu was a special case. We raised her in a new way and we learned a great many things that we did not know were even possible. The lessons of her lifetime will stay with us for as long as we have dogs. I will be forever grateful to my greatest teacher and my dearest friend.
Watching a dog we love grow old can be difficult. But we made a wonderful discovery. Raising our dog with positive, science-based training from a puppy has given us the tools we need to communicate with her to give her a comfortable and happy life as she nears her 15th year. It seems you don’t have to teach an old dog new tricks. You just use the tricks you have in new and creative ways!
Dogs trained and attuned to their owners have given numerous children and adults who are differently abled: balance, friendship, and courage in the dark.
Dogs have always been with us. But where did they come from? We always thought dogs came from wolves but there may be a better source of information about the origins and behaviour of our dogs.
Our partnership with dogs has a long history. From guiding people that have lost their sight, to providing emotional support for veterans with traumas. This collaboration is evident in dog training programs that pairs unwanted dogs with prison inmates.
Did you know that dogs are contributing to our overall health? In this article, we will look at some of the research backed benefits of dogs, with a special focus on the contributions they make to the health of seniors.
It’s been just over a year now since I packed my bags and moved across the state of Idaho. At the time, I only had a few job prospects, but nothing nailed down. It didn’t matter, I took the leap because I wanted to experience everything a new city had to offer.
We often hear about aggressive dogs and dog aggression problems. But most of these dogs are just frightened. They are reactive a situation that scares them. We can help these dogs but first we have to stop scolding them and move them to a place they feel safe. The first step in fixing any problem is clearly identifying the source!
When it comes to dog training, sometimes more is less. Spending a lot of time and effort working with your dog doesn’t guarantee that your dog will learn faster. Using proven training methods can help but you have to do them properly to get the best results. Be sure you’re doing your best as a trainer before blaming the method or the dog!
If you own a dog, you have to train it. It’s just common sense. But different people expect different things from their dog. From happy companion to highly skilled sport or working dog, training means different things to different people. Maybe we should take some time to decide why we train before we decide on how we train our dogs!