July 2018

Cool Treats For Your Hot Dog!

By |2018-07-29T03:02:54+00:00July 29th, 2018|Dogs, How To, Nutrition|

Summer means cold drinks and frozen treats. Do you ever think your pup may appreciate a cold treat, too? Unfortunately, our frozen treats are typically loaded with sugar and artificial flavors and colors, so I wouldn’t suggest sharing these with Fido! Here are some ideas to help your dog stay just as cool as you!

May 2018

Positive Dog Training Using the Pet Corrector

By |2018-08-18T20:47:02+00:00May 27th, 2018|Behavior, How To, Puppy, Training, Training Tools|

One of the most common issues, aside from potty training, I come across when working with puppies is biting. But, whereas aggressive behavior is unhealthy and dangerous, puppy biting is perfectly normal; it is very rare for a puppy to be what I consider “legitimately” aggressive. Unfortunately, many new dog owners are unaware of this,

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

February 2018

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

January 2018

Dog Boundary Training: Claiming Space at the Door (Video Session)

By |2018-08-24T00:24:57+00:00January 12th, 2018|Chicago, Dog Rescue, Dogs, How To, News, Puppy, Training|

This footage shows how I explain "Claiming Space At The Door" to my clients. Hopefully, this provides some visual aid to help those of you trying to address your dog's barking at the door when a visitor knocks. This method is only recommended for dogs that are friendly and overexcited, I recommend

How To Introduce Dogs When It’s Cold Outside

By |2018-05-15T18:02:44+00:00January 6th, 2018|Behavior, Chicago, Dog Rescue, Dogs, How To, News|

Trying to find ways to help your dog burn off energy or not to be bored out their mind during the winter months can be a chore, but doggie playdates can be a great way to change up your dog's routine. However, there's the possibility of them drumming up some drama if the introduction