My Dog Isn’t Food Motivated, What Do I Do?

By | 2017-01-27T12:05:53+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Dog Behavior, Dog Fun, Dog Training, Dog Training Austin TX|

By Courtney Emken co-written by Bart Emken, CPDT-KA & Jen Larson, KPA-CTP While it may sound unlikely, some dogs just aren’t all that excited about their food. Since treats are such an integral part of positive-based training, owners of non food-motivated dogs can run into significant trouble, even while learning the basics. Luckily, there’s something [...]

How to Stop Resource Guarding Behavior

By | 2017-01-25T01:30:19+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Dog Behavior, Dog Safety, Dog Trainers, Dog Training, Dog Training Austin TX|

co-written by Bart Emken, CPDT-KA & Jen Larson, KPA-CTP Does your dog growl when you reach for her dinner bowl? Do they growl and snap at your spouse when they get into bed with you? These behaviors and others like them are often diagnosed by trainers as resource guarding behavior. Resource guarding is when dogs control [...]

First Impressions: How To Safely Introduce Yourself To A New Dog

By | 2017-05-05T15:07:59+00:00 November 14th, 2016|dog anxiety, Dog Behavior, Dog Wellness|

  Everyone knows how important it is to make a good first impression. This counts just as much for our canine friends as it does for other humans. Just like us, dogs are social creatures. We need to know how to make a polite greeting for them too. Here’s how to ensure you don’t go [...]

Treats Or Praise: What Does Your Dog Love More?

By | 2017-05-05T15:03:23+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Dog Behavior, Dog Training|

  Have you ever wondered whether your pooch loves your praise or that tasty treat more? Well a recent study seems to suggest that it may be a soothing voice that your dog really wants. But is that all? Let’s take a look at what the study has to say.   The Study: Dogs May [...]

4 Things Humans Do That Drive Dogs Crazy

By | 2017-08-15T16:08:39+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|Dog Behavior, dog boarding, Dog Wellness|

  Humans do a lot of things that just drive dogs insane. We try to make our dogs act like humans, BUT they’re dogs. They won’t act, think, or be like humans anytime soon. So, it’s important for all of us to learn how they think, and be able to speak their language. Get ready [...]

What Is Submissive Urination And How Do I Stop It?

By | 2017-08-23T16:55:50+00:00 September 6th, 2016|Dog Behavior, dog health, Dog Wellness|

  Submissive urination is a fairly common problem, especially with smaller dogs and puppies. However, sometimes it can be difficult to determine if the urination is caused by other issues, such as: Urinary Incontinence Urinary Tract Infection Incomplete house-training The following guide can help you determine whether your dog is submissively urinating, and give you [...]

Choose Wisely: 3 Easy Steps to Picking the Right Dog Leash

By | 2017-08-23T15:55:16+00:00 July 15th, 2016|Dog Behavior, dog boarding, Dog Safety, Dog Training|

  Leashes are a necessity if you're a dog owner. Choosing the right leash is nearly as important as making sure you are feeding your dog the right food or getting them the right training. Almost every dog I know will chase anything new and exciting that moves, if given the opportunity. Sometimes that adorable [...]

4th Of July Safety: Dogs And Fireworks DO NOT Mix

By | 2017-05-05T17:41:57+00:00 July 2nd, 2016|Dog Behavior, dog owners, Dog Safety|

  This is a re-post (with some changes of course) of our article about the dangers of mixing Dogs and fireworks on New Year’s Eve and some ways to help. These all are equally true for Independence Day! Here’s our guide for keeping your dog safe and sound this July 4th. Independence Day is a [...]

Quick Dog Tips: "Am I Feeding My Dog Too Much?"

By | 2016-05-16T12:00:00+00:00 May 16th, 2016|Dog Behavior, dog diet, Dog Wellness|

Figuring out how much to feed your dog is something that many dog owners struggle with. Dogs are great at convincing us that they are starving to death using those big puppy eyes. It’s very tempting to cave in and give them more food. But, you have to be careful about how much you feed your [...]