February 7, 2018

What do you think when you hear the word "dominant"?

Most likely your family is not the fist thing you think of, and yet this is the first thing that is mentioned in a multi-dog home (more than 1 dog), when there is a conflict between dogs. Something like "oh he is bein...

January 31, 2018

Every home with multiple dogs has a minefield. You know what I mean right? Think of the place where your dogs get excited. Where they dance around, bark, sing, howl, jump on each other, jump on you, and sometimes even get into a scrap. The most common area for this, is...

What is a “Reactive Response”?


A reactive dog or a dog who display a reactive response, is a dog who is highly stimulated and reacts strongly and/or shows obvious high levels of stress and anxiety when faced with mild to moderate exposure to specific stimuli, and/or to...

March 16, 2017

Many people these days have realized the importance of de-compressing from their busy lives through such means as doing Yoga, Thai Chi and Meditation. However, teaching our dogs to practice relaxation through similar means is still in it's infancy.

Dogs are so closely l...

The Scenario:
These two were set up - told the stay for a photo. The discomfort you see, is not due to not knowing each other but being set up too close to each other and told to stay with a camera pointed at them and more than one onlooker.
These two are the same age...

March 15, 2017

Our dogs talk to us every day! - but do we listen?
On average we don't. Not because we don't want to, but because their language is foreign to us.  For the most part we expect dogs to learn our language; "sit", "down", "come", "want to go for a walk", "din-din", . and...

July 30, 2016

You have probably been walking down the street with your dog and someone else appears with a dog, and their dog starts barking, pulling and lunging toward you and your dog?
Or maybe your dog does this?

Why do they do this?

One of the main reasons a dog does this when w...

July 30, 2016

Do you give your dog choices?

Think about that question for a few seconds....

For the most part our dogs don't get to make a lot of choices. We decide when they eat, when they get walked, where they sleep, what activities we do with them, how well we keep them groomed (o...

July 30, 2016

Twenty years ago, I got my first Jack Russell Terrier. Back then they were still called Jack Russell Terriers, today they are known as Parson Russell Terriers.
Her name was "Fanny" and she had been a show dog and used for breeding purposes. She had only ever lived in a...

So half awake in my pajamas. I am trying to let out our old girl Tally. As I am opening the gate on the deck, JamJam shoots through the opening. She is on a one track mission (get cats).

Ever since the snow melted, the "many" loose and stray cats in our neighbourhood...

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