July 2018

Why You Should Feed Your Dog “People” Food

By | 2018-07-08T00:00:29+00:00 July 7th, 2018|Dogs, Nutrition|

I constantly have people telling me that they are very strict and don’t give their dog “people” food. But in reality, we should be sharing as much food with Fido as possible. Now please, do not ration your chocolate covered deep fried Twinkie. Let’s be honest, you shouldn’t be eating that either. People food is

June 2018

Does Uber Allow Dogs in Chicago? What About Lyft?

By | 2018-07-15T00:50:38+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Dogs|

Image source. If you don't own a vehicle, getting your dog around Chicago can be difficult, whether it's to the groomer, the vet, training classes, or even the beach. You've maybe even asked yourself, "does Uber allow dogs?" The short answer is yes. However, unless your dog is a certified service animal, it's not

May 2018

Aggression in Dogs: An In-depth Training Example

By | 2018-07-16T17:38:03+00:00 May 12th, 2018|Aggression, Behavior, Case Study, Dogs, Training|

Meet Milo, a very aggressive Pug mix that lives in a building where everyone knows to stay away from him. Milo demonstrates that aggression in dogs is not based solely on a dog's breed. And, although many would think this is a dog that comes from an abusive background, I didn't think that

Potty Training a Puppy in 5 Simple Steps

By | 2018-06-26T19:02:27+00:00 May 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

April 2018

The Secret Ingredient To Dog Rehabilitation Is…

By | 2018-04-21T15:33:52+00:00 April 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+00:00 April 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 -