May, 2016

My dog is aggressive on leash, what do I do?

My dog is aggressive on leash, what do I do?

When most people say their dog is “aggressive” they simply mean the dog is reactive. A show of aggression (snarling, baring teeth, barking, lunging) is usually a way for dogs to actually avoid conflict so a dog showing aggression and being aggressive are very different things. Reactive simply means your dog shows an “undesirable” response […]

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  May 27, 2016   No comments
Animals on the Mind Conference

Animals on the Mind Conference

This was one of those overwhelmingly inspirational weeks for me. The Institute for Human Animal Connection (IHAC) hosted their practitioners conference inviting esteemed colleagues from a variety of fields involving Human Animal Interactions (HAI) to converge on the University of Denver for a two day seminar. These professionals examined anything that could provide evidence and […]

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  May 17, 2016   No comments
Food for Thought

Food for Thought

I am always surprised how reluctant owners and people who work with dogs are to utilize food as a valuable reward. Let’s keep it simple, food is freaking important! It is a primary resource animals can’t live without. Everyone is really into treat training in puppy class but as soon as the dog reaches adulthood […]

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  May 3, 2016   No comments