April is Active Dog Month

April is Active Dog Month

With longer and warmer days, it’s time to get outside with our furry friends! Embrace the outdoors with your dog by trying new activities, such as discovering a different neighborhood or hiking trail, teaching a fresh trick in the open air, playing hide and...
Management Magic!

Management Magic!

Okay, it’s not actually magic. But management is an important tool when living with dogs. Management involves setting up the environment to prevent undesirable behaviors or to reduce emotional reactions. Careful management eliminates the need to constantly scold your...
Is it Separation Anxiety, or Something Else?

Is it Separation Anxiety, or Something Else?

You’ve probably heard that dogs who follow you around the house, are overly excited when you come home, howl, bark, destroy things and soil the house when you’re gone have separation anxiety. Well, not necessarily. Lots of dogs follow their people around because they...
Separation Anxiety Myths

Separation Anxiety Myths

If you have a dog with separation anxiety, you’ve probably heard and read suggestions on how to fix it. While most advice is well intentioned, there are several common myths about treating separation anxiety that aren’t likely to resolve the issue and may make things...