How To Spot And Report Pet Abuse

By |2017-07-07T12:24:22+00:00May 17th, 2017|Dog Safety, Dog Wellness|

By​ ​Courtney​ ​Emken co-written​ ​by​ ​​Bart Emken, CPDT-KA, Jen​ ​Larson,​ ​KPA-CTP, and Amanda Ott We wish every dog could have a peaceful life with loving owners, but the unfortunate reality is that many dogs are neglected, ignored, and outright abused. We all have to be on alert for potential signs of abuse and know how [...]

How To Keep Your Dog Off The Furniture

By |2017-05-05T13:57:37+00:00May 12th, 2017|Dog Behavior, Dog Training|

By​ ​Courtney​ ​Emken co-written​ ​by​ ​​Jen​ ​Larson,​ ​KPA-CTP Comfy furniture can be a tempting target for dogs to lounge on, much to their owner’s frustration. Once your dog begins couch-surfing, it can seem nearly impossible to keep them off. However, by using redirection techniques and reinforcement, you can easily keep your dog off the couch. [...]

Things To Do With Your Dog Indoors

By |2017-05-05T13:27:29+00:00May 8th, 2017|Dog Fun, Dog Training, Dog Wellness|

By​ ​Courtney​ ​Emken co-written​ ​by​ ​​Jen​ ​Larson,​ ​KPA-CTP What does an ice-cold winter, a boiling hot summer, and a storm-filled spring all have in common? —You probably don’t want to take your dog outside during them! While this may seem like bad news, here’s how you can keep your dog fit and stimulated without ever [...]

How To Care For A Senior Dog

By |2017-08-24T09:32:37+00:00April 28th, 2017|Dog Wellness|

By​ ​Courtney​ ​Emken co-written​ ​by​ ​​Jen​ ​Larson,​ ​KPA-CTP When dogs grow older, they require a different standard of care than before. While they may always be that playful puppy in our eyes, their wellness needs have changed entirely. Here’s our guide for helping your senior dog make the most out of their later days. #1 [...]

How To Teach Bite Inhibition

By |2017-04-24T00:14:39+00:00April 24th, 2017|Dog Behavior, Dog Training|

By​ ​Courtney​ ​Emken co-written​ ​by​ ​​Jen​ ​Larson,​ ​KPA-CTP Canine bites are a serious issue that any owner would like to avoid. And the best way to avoid bites is to prevent them from ever happening in the first place. For concerned owners, we’ve put together a guide to teaching bite inhibition: the foundation of effective [...]

The 5 Worst Dog Collars And Harnesses

By |2017-04-20T18:22:46+00:00April 21st, 2017|Dog Safety, Dog Wellness|

By​ ​Courtney​ ​Emken co-written​ ​by​ ​​Jen​ ​Larson,​ ​KPA-CTP In the past, we’ve discussed the dangers of retractable leashes, and why we hate choke chains. And today, we want to share our list of the absolute worst collars and harnesses. The list ranges from aversive tools no one should EVER use, to ineffective equipment owners should [...]

What Is Kennel Cough? And How Do I Stop It?

By |2017-04-17T00:24:33+00:00April 17th, 2017|Dog Wellness|

By​ ​Courtney​ ​Emken co-written​ ​by​ ​​Jen​ ​Larson,​ ​KPA-CTP We have a tendency to worry about any little sneeze or cough our dogs have. Most of the time, it’s just allergies or a similar disturbance. But if it’s a persistent cough, with serious hacking involved, your dog may have something known as “Kennel Cough,” more accurately [...]

Can Dogs And Cats Coexist?

By |2017-07-07T12:48:32+00:00April 14th, 2017|Dog Behavior|

By​ ​Courtney​ ​Emken co-written​ ​by​ ​​Jen​ ​Larson,​ ​KPA-CTP We’ve all seen movies and cartoons like Cats and Dogs, where felines square off against Fido. People tend to get defensive, and fling articles about why cats are better hunters, or how dogs love us more than cats at the other camp. But the question remains, can [...]

Can You Teach An Old Dog New Tricks?

By |2017-04-09T02:12:00+00:00April 10th, 2017|Dog Behavior, Dog Training|

By Courtney Emken co-written by Jen Larson, KPA-CTP This week we’re taking on the age-old proverb: “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks”. So, is it actually harder to train an older dog? After decades of training experience with dogs of all ages, we think we can finally put this outdated adage to rest. [...]

Do Dogs Respond Better to Certain Names?

By |2017-03-28T22:05:35+00:00April 3rd, 2017|Dog Behavior|

By Courtney Emken co-written by Jen Larson, KPA-CTP “What’s in a name?” We name our dogs all sorts of things, ranging from the run of the mill types like Fido, to outrageous titles like Sir HotRod Whoofington (that’s not made up). But, the real question is---which dog actually likes their name better? You may be [...]