2 Secrets for Crate Training Success With Your Dog or Puppy

Yes. That’s almost always the answer I give when people ask if they should crate train their dog. Crate training is an important life skill. Even if your plan is to never use a crate, crate training can ensure your dog’s safety and happiness. Even if your dog doesn’t have a crate at home, there […]

5 Stars! Book Review: Wag! The Science of Making Your Dog Happy by Zazzie Todd

Review of the Book, Wag, The Science of Making Your Dog Happy by Zazzie Todd

Figuring out how to write this review was actually a little challenging. Wag! The Science of Making Your Dog Happy by Zazzie Todd has so much to say that writing a succinct summary seems almost impossible. Todd has a beautiful way of taking long, boring, complicated research studies and translating them into easily digestible training […]

Can’t I Just Say He’s a Service Dog?

There is always some (a lot of) confusion about what a service dog is, who needs one, what they do, how they are defined, and what public access rights they have. This blog post was created as a guide to help dog owners understand the definition of a service dog, what they do, and help […]

He knows he’s guilty! Right?

Do dogs feel guilty when they've done something wrong? Common dog body language myths busted

In this post: My dog knows he’s guilty before I even react Do dogs feel guilty when they’ve done something wrong? Do dogs feel guilt?  Why does my dog look guilty? Do dogs feel guilty when they’ve done something wrong? Have you guys seen the really “funny” videos of dogs cowering from their owner after […]

5 Stars! Book Review: Doggie Language by Lili Chin Reviewed

Review of Lili Chin Doggie Language Book

Lili Chin is a well known illustrator who has been designing various dog training related infographics for years now. She released her first book, Doggie Language, at the end of 2020 and I recently got my hands on it. If you are not interested in reading my whole review, you can stop right here, my […]

Holiday Gift Ideas – Toys and Treats for Your Furry Friend, 2021

With the holidays approaching I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite toys with you in case they are something your dog might enjoy as well! As we all know, there is no such thing as too many toys! I have curated this list with some of my personal favorites, some […]

6 Ways to Keep Your Dog Safe This Halloween

  Is Halloween A Trick or a Treat for Your Dog? Dustin followed in my footsteps and sported a green crayon costume one year When I was in first or second grade I dressed up as a green crayon for Halloween. It’s a little embarrassing to admit, but as you can tell from the picture, […]

How to Prevent Separation Anxiety in Your Dog or Puppy

As the world seems to head back to normal many kids are off to school and many parents are headed back to work. The only one stuck at home seems to be your favorite four-legged best friend. And, after 6 months of non-stop together time, he is struggling with the transition from being home with […]