Category Archives: Training

Resources that help owners work with their dogs. Businesses, individuals, books, websites, video, audio.

Dogs barking

Why do dogs bark? –original source from: Doctors Foster and Smith (PetEducation.com). Dogs bark because it is part of their normal and natural communication and behavior. Dogs can bark for appropriate and good reasons, such as when strangers approach our house, they hear an odd noise, or they are herding sheep. Most of us want… Read More »

Socialization varies

Socialization is different for puppies and dogs. Puppies: during their early weeks and months, puppies have the best chance of forming new relationships with other dogs, other species, and adapting to stimuli in their environment. This time frame is called the socialization period, commonly considered to be the first three months of life, approximately 3… Read More »

Let them say no

By Cinder Wilkinson-Kenner, CPDT-KA. Is your dog allowed to say, NO? Mine is. This is a relatively new concept in the world of dog training. Back in the “old days” the common advice when training our dogs, “handlers should never, ever, let the dog make any choices of its own”. Whether in training, play, even… Read More »