April 2018

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

March 2018

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,

February 2018

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

3 Ways to Prevent Puppy Separation Anxiety From Developing

By |2018-06-12T23:00:53+00:00February 17th, 2018|Behavior, Chicago, Dog Rescue, Dogs, How To, Puppy|

Puppy separation anxiety is a very common behavior issue I work with, and - in my opinion - it's more difficult to address than aggression. The reason is because it's the relationship that's been established between the puppy and the owner that's driving the anxiety. Believe it or not, the puppy decides the dynamic

Chicago Dog Leash Laws

By |2018-05-10T21:22:10+00:00February 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 in Chicago. Be sure to check your city's own leash laws as they may differ from Chicago dog leash laws. Leash