How do you train your dog?


How do you train? Do you use treats, toys, praise, all three or neither. Many trainers have multiple opinions on the right methods of reinforcement. Purely positive reinforcement (PP): This is the sole use of treats for training. Treats are great in training because they are the primary reinforcement for dogs (R1). Treat training isContinue reading “How do you train your dog?”

What to do before you get a dog?


Getting an animal is such a great experience. But like anything worth having, buying a dog should take some research. This is how to prepare yourself for your furry addition. First I always advice people seeking a new dog to consider adoption. There are so many dogs in rescue homes and shelters that need adopting.Continue reading “What to do before you get a dog?”

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?”