Posts filed under General Training

Canine Cabin Fever?? You "NOSE" it!

A cold, blustery, winter day is a great time to break out the board games and spend quality time with friends and family. Dogs love games too and since Catchphrase or Monopoly can be a challenge when you don't have opposable thumbs, your dog will sure appreciate you finding some games that cater to their most amazing physical feature....their NOSE!

Posted on February 8, 2014 and filed under General Training.

Canine Cabin Fever? The perfect time to play with FOOD!

No doubt about it, it has been a COLD and snowy few days in Kansas City! And since outdoor activities are understandably limited for man and beast, our dogs can get cabin fever much like we do.

So how can you help alleviate some of the boredom and excess energy that your homebound pup may be experiencing this winter?

Posted on February 6, 2014 and filed under General Training.

Engagement Series #5: Hello there, Handsome!

"You had me at Hello"...

Our dogs rarely pass up an opportunity to enthusiastically let us know how glad they are to see us when we've been away from them. A greeting like that can't help but make you feel special and is one of the greatest things about sharing life with a dog.  And if you take a little time to return the favor, it can do wonders for improving your dog's level of engagement and focus on you. 

Posted on January 23, 2014 and filed under Engagement Series, General Training.

Engagement Series #2: I am the ICE CREAM MAN!

I've never understood using the phrase "it's a dog's life" to describe a dreadful, overworked, oppressive existence. Those adjectives do NOT describe the life of most of the dogs I know! Dogs just want to have fun and if you become the source of their fun, it goes a long way towards having that well-behaved dog who listens and does everything you ask.

Posted on January 11, 2014 and filed under Engagement Series, General Training.