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 to stop a cat from peeing on your rugs…


When a cat stops using the litter box, there’s always a reason. Your first impulse could be to shout at the cat, but remember that will just frighten and confuse your cat. Despite common belief, cats are not vengeful, and they ¬†are not going outside his box to get revenge. We always want to endContinue reading “How to stop a cat from peeing on your rugs…”

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)”