What Is Barrier Reactivity And How Do I Stop It?

By | 2018-03-23T16:23:04+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|

By​ ​Courtney​ ​Emken co-written​ ​by​ ​​Jen​ ​Larson,​ KPA-CTP, and Bart Emken, CPDT-KA Reactivity comes in many forms. For some dogs, wearing a leash is all it takes to trigger the urge to lunge and bark. Some pups with react fiercely when other people approach their owners, or enter their homes. For others, they may get [...]

Does Ear Cropping Or Tail Docking Harm Dogs?

By | 2018-01-31T16:58:02+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

By​ ​Courtney​ ​Emken co-written​ ​by​ ​​Jen​ ​Larson,​ ​CPTD / KPA-CTP, and Bart Emken, CPTD-KA Many people might not recognize the dog breed in our header picture. If you guessed “Doberman,” then you’d be correct! Most Americans imagine Dobermans with tall ears and short tails, but these are actually unnatural features created by ear cropping and [...]

5 Tragic Mistakes People Make When Leaving Assets to Their Pets

By | 2018-01-21T19:24:50+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

by Courtney Emken For many of us, our pets are members of the family.  And while many of us have planned for our pet’s care while we are alive, it is equally important to plan for our pets in the event our pet outlives us.  This is true whether you expect to outlive your pet, [...]

Why Positive Dog Training Always Works

By | 2017-12-06T23:27:52+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|

By​ ​Courtney​ ​Emken co-written​ ​by​ ​​Jen​ ​Larson,​ ​KPA-CTP, and Amanda Ott Due to its popularization by the Monks of New Skete and The Dog Whisperer, dominance theory influenced training has often become pictured as the “traditional” or “old school” method of dog training. However, humans have actually been using positive reinforcement methods to train their [...]

Why Does My Dog Howl, And What Can I Do About It

By | 2017-12-06T17:22:44+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|

By​ ​Courtney​ ​Emken co-written​ ​by​ ​​Jen​ ​Larson,​ ​KPA-CTP, and Amanda Ott Dogs may not use complex words or symbols like humans, but they definitely have a language of their own. Howling is just one of many vocalizations dogs use to communicate their emotions, feelings, and intentions. Even though howling is a natural expression for dogs, [...]

What Do Your Boarded Dogs Do When It’s Rainy?

By | 2017-01-20T22:30:09+00:00 September 30th, 2016|Dog Fun, dog health, Dog Safety, Uncategorized|

Have you ever wondered what your dog is up to while they spend a rainy day at the Ranch? Just like any other day, we focus on safety, health and fun for our client dogs. While rainy days may put a damper (irresistible, that one) on things, they can open up a whole new world [...]

What Do Your Boarded Dogs Do When It’s Rainy?

By | 2017-05-05T16:09:32+00:00 September 30th, 2016|Dog Fun, dog health, Dog Safety, Uncategorized|

  Have you ever wondered what your dog is up to while they spend a rainy day at the Ranch? Just like any other day, we focus on safety, health and fun for our client dogs.   While rainy days may put a damper (irresistible, that one) on things, they can open up a whole [...]

DogBoy’s Top 5: Our Favorite Exercises For Dogs

By | 2016-07-19T12:00:00+00:00 July 19th, 2016|Dog Fun, dog health, Uncategorized|

Exercise is crucial to your dog’s health, in more ways than you might expect. Even something as basic as walking doesn’t simply manage your dog’s weight, it also helps to reduce hyperactivity and social anxiety as well. However, just going on walks can be a bit boring for you and your dog. Here’s our list [...]

YOU Determine How Much Dog Training Costs…Here’s Why.

By | 2017-08-24T10:27:10+00:00 June 6th, 2016|Dog Trainers, Dog Training, Uncategorized|

  The two questions I hear a lot from potential clients are: “how much will training cost?” and “how long will training take?”. These questions are not easy to answer, especially if I haven’t met your dog yet. Each dog has their own unique set of needs that makes giving a blanket answer nearly impossible. [...]

Safety Guide: Bloat Can KILL Your Dog Quick

By | 2016-11-11T17:40:23+00:00 May 27th, 2016|Dog Wellness, Uncategorized|

What is Bloat, And How Do I Recognize The Symptoms In My Dog? Bloat is the second leading killer of dogs, with a mortality rate of nearly 50%. It is absolutely crucial that you understand the signs and symptoms to prevent injury or death arising from bloat. New pet owners may not have even heard [...]