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Does your dog suffer from a sense of entitlement?

By | September 6th, 2016|Dog Training Articles|

If your dog seems to rule the house, tells you what to do and when or always has his own agenda then it’s quite possible the dog suffers from a sense of entitlement. Humans can encourage this behaviour in many ways. Dogs need and like a sense of leadership, routine and structure. It removes excess [...]

10 questions: to review before looking for a Dog Trainer or Canine Behaviour Specialist.

By | September 3rd, 2016|Dog Training Articles|

1. Where should you look to find a good trainer? Answer: Best place is through referrals, previous clients, friends, family, your vet, your pet store, SPCA or rescue organization. Other places would be to search on line in your area. When searching on line, be sure to look up reviews, testimonials and get a feeling [...]

Using Patience With Dog Training

By | July 2nd, 2016|Dog Training Articles|

Using patience can be the best method when teaching your dog to be responsive for the best outcome! Lots of people think training their dog to be obedient or well behaved means constant drills, repetition, being stern, stubborn and authoritative. This is not necessarily the most productive, successful or enjoyable way to get results. Near [...]

Educate Your Children How to Approach Dogs

By | March 12th, 2016|Dog Training Articles|

Teach them to respect a dog's space Children are naturally drawn to animals, particularly dogs, because they’re cute and furry. However, children don’t understand that it’s not a good idea to run right up to a strange dog, which is how a lot of bites happen. They often also don’t understand that most dogs don't like having their [...]

Preventing Dog Bites and Aggressive Behaviour

By | March 12th, 2016|Dog Training Articles|

Taking responsibility is the biggest key to success! The most important thing we can do is to take responsibility for our own dogs. This means training and socializing them properly, so that they get along with other dogs and people. Whether it's the first day you bring home a puppy or you adopt a rescue dog, [...]

How our state of mind can effect our dogs behaviour

By | February 23rd, 2016|Dog Training Articles|

Have you ever noticed that when we are frustrated, Anxious, nervous, fearful, defensive, angry or our emotional state is elevated in any way, how that can effect our dogs behaviour and responses to situations or events. When we practice being calm, assertive and confident, our dogs will feel more secure, trusting and less reactive in [...]

Light up your dog!

By | December 6th, 2015|Dog Training Articles|

With the dark Ottawa winter months ahead and the change in daylight savings we get a lot less daylight to walk our furry family.  Once daylight savings kicks in, it seems to be much darker both before and after work these days. This time of year and throughout the winter, it's a great idea to [...]

Why Having Your Dog’s Behaviour Evaluated Can Make All the Difference

By | October 19th, 2015|Dog Training Articles|

It is not always easy to understand why your dog "does stuff"!  especially if you find yourself  distressed about concerning behavior. When your dog is acting out, there are many reasons why getting a professional trainer to evaluate your them  can often help answer questions and prevent escalating problems and avoid more potential ones in [...]