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POLITE DOG GREETING Time for Hachi to meet one of the packs I work with and see how he does meeting several dogs face to face. When we started training, he was whiney and jumpy and crazy on the leash when he saw other dogs. His
DOGS & BLUE ANGELS (LOUD NOISES) Dogs & Blue Angels (loud noises) Are you worried that your dog will be afraid of the Blue Angels flying overhead the next 3 days? Here are some tips for dealing with their booming sound – or any other “scary”
DOG FEAR AGGRESSION Mikko is 1.5 years old. Which is the exact age when most dogs start exhibiting aggression for the first time. He’s great with his family, but he does not like visitors coming into his home. His protectiveness has gotten out of hand, and
FEAR BASED AGGRESSION AND SHYNESS TIPS Jon Snow is a Formosan Mountain Dog. I’ve been seeing a good deal of this breed lately. (Many of them have come from Taiwan.) The #1 issue has been fear and fear based aggression. Jon Snow is no different.
TEACH YOUR DOG TO DROP IT Tupac is back! He’s the largest pit I’m working with these days. Today’s focus was on “drop it”, since he likes to steal other dog’s toys and balls. He first has to learn to give up simple things in
DOG BREEDS What do dog breeds really say about a dog? When people come to me about getting a dog, often they have a particular breed in mind. I ask why, and get a list of characteristics they think go with the breed, or what
PIT BULLS CAN BE GOOD! Kassie does not realize she’s a pit bull. She thinks she’s a little circus dog. This is the first pit I’ve seen who consistently sits up and “begs” for a treat. So I had to grab a pic! Pits are
DOGS CAN BE PREY FOR OWLS Did you know that dogs can be prey for owls? I recently had a client here in the Bay Area whose little poodle was picked up by an owl in their yard, and luckily dropped a few seconds later.