Why buying cat toys can be a waste of money?


The pet market is huge!! But what you don’t realize is that there are several objects in your home that are just as entertaining as a store bought toy and a whole lot cheaper. I realized early on with my own cat that she is happy playing with so many different things. I have boughtContinue reading “Why buying cat toys can be a waste of money?”

How to give your dog attention


Do you know when to give attention to your dog or cat? Most people would say yes but you would be surprised how wrong they are! Give attention to your dog or cat when they are quiet and laying down. So if you are watching tv and your dog is just sitting there reinforce thatContinue reading “How to give your dog attention”

How do I stop my dog from eating poop?


“Coprophagia”, meaning the act of a dog eating poop, can be one of the more disgusting habits dogs acquire. Not only is this a gross habit but it can cause an upset stomach to your dog resulting in diarrhea or other bowel problems. But this is not an uncommon occurrence. Many dogs eat their ownContinue reading “How do I stop my dog from eating poop?”

Aversive Conditioning (Good or Bad?)


This week is all about aversives, or a way to help avoid an undesirable behavior by helping the client to associate that activity with a negative outcome. These people and dogs are not associated with my training or company, but have allowed me to see different types of aversives that they use on their dogs.Continue reading “Aversive Conditioning (Good or Bad?)”

How to Train Older Dogs and Puppies


Everyone knows puppies need training early in life. That’s why millions of people go to basic training classes and puppy perfection lessons. What people don’t realize is that when your dog becomes an older dog sometimes you need to treat them like puppies. Is your older dog starting to pee in the house? Do theyContinue reading “How to Train Older Dogs and Puppies”