Potty Training a Puppy in 5 Simple Steps

By |2018-06-26T19:02:27+00:00May 6th, 2018|Dogs, How To, Puppy, Training|

Potty training a puppy takes time, patience, consistency, clean-up sprays and a lot of paper towels. There are many approaches to potty training, and throughout my years of working with countless families who have brought puppies into their homes, I've taken the best of the best cases, as well as personal experiences, to create a

The Secret Ingredient To Dog Rehabilitation Is…

By |2018-04-21T15:33:52+00:00April 21st, 2018|Behavior, Dogs, Training, Training Tools|

You. Plain and simple. There are many methods and tools that we can use to train and rehabilitate our dogs. But at the end of the day, it’s all about you and the relationship you and your dog have. And quite frankly, it’s the hardest part to address when working with my behavior cases that

5 Basic Dog Commands Every Dog Owner Should Teach And Use

By |2018-06-20T18:35:04+00:00April 13th, 2018|Chicago, Dogs, FAQ, Obedience, Training|

What your dog needs to know how to do depends on your and your dog’s lifestyle. Not every dog needs to know every command there is, but there are a few basic dog commands that every dog needs to know because they are applicable to your dog and you. For example - in my opinion -

Dogs and Children: How to Keep Your Child Safe

By |2018-07-27T23:03:13+00:00April 7th, 2018|Aggression, Behavior, Dogs, FAQ, Q&A|

More than 80 percent of all dog bites treated in the emergency room involve children under the age of 15. Put simply, issues between dogs and children exists because people are naïve, negligent, or just plain ignorant. This sounds harsh, but it is very true. Let me explain: You see, I’ve heard

What to Do if You Own a Reactive Dog

By |2018-06-14T21:10:40+00:00March 30th, 2018|Aggression, Behavior, Dogs, Q&A, Training|

  You’re walking out of your apartment and you approach the elevator. You press the button and you feel the anxiety start to build up as you hold your dog’s leash tightly, subconsciously pulling up, anticipating an explosion. The elevator bell rings; the doors open, and - like clockwork - your dog begins lunging,

What To Do When A Dog Growls At You

By |2018-04-14T20:13:14+00:00February 23rd, 2018|Aggression, Behavior, Chicago, Dog Rescue, Dogs|

It's just another day lounging next to your pupper while watching tv. Commercials come on and you turn and pet your dog, but instead of responding with a kiss and tail wag, your dog growls at you. Maybe you've just brought home your new puppy and you're all excited to introduce him or her to