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?”

How do you know when to progress with training new tricks?


If your dog is emitting sit on the first approximation (first time) you ask for it, move on to the next behavior. Down can be difficult for some dogs so work slowly. First ask your dog to sit say good (or any positive word) then reinforce that. With your dog still sitting get another treatContinue reading “How do you know when to progress with training new tricks?”

How to Stop a Puppy From Biting


To solve a puppy biting issue I use a method called redirection. Puppies have a natural instinct to nibble, bite and eat objects and/or body parts ( fingers, toes, hair etc). So how do you stop a behavior that teething puppies have such a strong want? You redirect!! When puppies play with other puppies oneContinue reading “How to Stop a Puppy From Biting”

Pulling on the Leash (Part 2)


Today, we will discuss the behavioral aspects of pulling and straining on a leash. We will be using positive reinforcement training so bring some treats with you on your walk. When you begin the walk don’t get your dog overly excited especially when you know you are battling with leash pulling. Be calm and headContinue reading “Pulling on the Leash (Part 2)”

How to get a dog to stop pulling on the leash


Even though all breeds can pull on the leash, those owners with large breed dogs have the most complaints. This is for obvious reasons: dogs are larger , harder to handle, and can physically over power you. When it comes to pulling on the leash there are actually multiple ways for fixing the problem. SoContinue reading “How to get a dog to stop pulling on the leash”