April 2018

5 Basic Commands Every Dog Owner Should Teach And Use

By | 2018-04-14T20:23:32+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Chicago, Dogs, FAQ, Obedience, Training|

Depending on your and your dog’s lifestyle, what they need to know varies. Not every dog needs to know every command there is, but they do need to know the ones that are applicable to them and you. In my opinion, every dog needs to know 2 commands and they are Heel and Come when

February 2018

What To Do When A Dog Growls At You

By | 2018-04-14T20:13:14+00:00 February 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

How To Prevent Your Puppy From Developing Separation Anxiety

By | 2018-04-14T20:09:55+00:00 February 17th, 2018|Behavior, Chicago, Dog Rescue, Dogs, How To, Puppy|

Separation Anxiety is a very common behavior issue that I work with and in my opinion, it is more difficult to address than aggression. The reason is because it's relationship based, Meaning, the relationship that has been established between the puppy and the owner is what's driving the anxiety. Believe it or not, the

The City Of Chicago’s Leash Laws

By | 2018-04-14T20:06:17+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Chicago, Dog Rescue, Dogs, Off Leash Training|

Last week's blog covering "What To Do When An Aggressive Off-Leash Dog Approaches" got a lot of attention so I thought it would be a good idea to talk about what the Leash Laws are. Be sure to check your city's own leash laws as they may differ from Chicagos. You can find Chicago's laws by

January 2018

What To Do When An Aggressive Off-Leash Dog Approaches

By | 2018-03-19T21:24:29+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Behavior, Chicago, Dog Rescue, Dogs|

I'm sure most people have had encounters with off-leash dogs in areas where they shouldn't be and most of the time it's not a big deal when the owner comes running up yelling their dog's name repeatedly. Apologizing as they pull their dog away or leash them up. But, it is a big deal when

Puppy Training 101: Clicker Training for Puppies

By | 2018-03-27T03:04:51+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Chicago, Dogs, Puppy, Training|

So many puppies! Looking at my calendar, I count 13 puppies currently enrolled in puppy behavior training with me and I have another 3 that I need to schedule in. I typically have 3 - 5 puppies enrolled at a time on any given month, but this year I'm hitting a new record. That's