New Dog

what to do when you get a new dog

NEW DOG     Many people come to me because they’ve got a new dog or puppy and want to get off on the right foot (or paw!).  And that’s what Posey’s mom did with her terrier mix puppy.   Here’s some quick, top level advice:  

BED MOUSE GAME

bed mouse game for dogs

BED MOUSE GAME   Here’s a game that almost all dogs (and cats) can play…  Bed mouse!   Just put your hand under a blanket on your bed or a towel on the floor and move it around and make it look like a mouse running in

Severe Dog Separation Anxiety

Severe dog separation Anxiety

SEVERE DOG SEPARATION ANXIETY   Dixie’s mom writes: “Severe — SEVERE — separation/frustration anxiety. Dixie has had this ‘personality disorder’ since we rescued her about 10 years ago, but it hasn’t been consistent over the years. It’s only recently that it’s spiked, and I’m having a tough

Steps for dog on dog aggression rehabilitation

dog on dog aggression rehabilitation training

STEPS FOR DOG ON DOG AGGRESSION REHABILITATION Capone is a 9 month old Cane Corso who’s a sweet family pet, but does not get along with other dogs. He loves his 5 human sisters and hasn’t met a person he doesn’t like.   But, with dogs, he

How to Feed Your Dog

how much to feed your dog

HOW TO FEED YOUR DOG Kompis is actually at her perfect weight, but about 1/2 the dogs I work with could lose a couple pounds.   Here’s my advice on How to Feed Your Dog:   FIRST – Most importantly: Feed them healthy food! Click here to learn

Help with Dog Resource Guarding

Help with Dog Resource Guarding

HELP WITH DOG RESOURCE GUARDING Vitas came back for his next steps. We’re continuing to work on his resource guarding. The 2 keys things we’re doing are: 1. Perfecting “drop it” so he will willingly give up items (of low value for now), and 2. Continuing to work

Dog Leash Aggression – Dolly

dog leash aggression

DOG LEASH AGGRESSION   Dolly is a 2 yr old miniature schnauzer. She has rare coloring for the breed. They traditionally are salt and pepper (like Kompis),or all black and more recently, black & silver. But she actually has some brown on her, which makes her unique!

Human Leash Pulling

Free dog training tips from SF Dog Trainer

HUMAN LEASH PULLING Roscoe is a rare Pit-Lap-Dog.  What a lover, huh? One of the things we covered in this lesson was one of the most common issues & mistakes I deal with: leash pulling.  But not about the dog pulling – about the human pulling!   I