dog training

April Showers and May Flowers

April Showers and May Flowers By Nancy Milburn Well what a winter we had. Mother Nature sure had an icy grip, and the snow!  Well enough said.   But all that snow is melting and joining with the rain to make walking around quite wet and muddy.  This means that keeping your dogs clean so that they do not track it into the house can be challenging.     Sometimes there
Puppy Biting

    Puppies are lovely , that  sweet face and gamboling gait is enough to melt anyone’s heart.  But they can also be bad and frustrating and exhausting.  This is normal for any puppy, When thery are in a ltter, they canb take out their energy on each other, and sometimes their mom.  Doggy moms are good at disipline, they will let a puppy crawl  all over them but if
Want to have an easy peasy way to train your dog?

Want to have a happy pup? Trick training is an easy way to get your dog to be obedient, and always pay attention to you.  It is fun and even children can learn to train their dog.  In fact because children have very little control over their lives they really enjoy the empowerment of having another being do as they say.  I have found that when a child takes on
Why do Dogs bury bones?

  Why is it that the expensive bone you bought from the Pet Store is taken and instantly buried in the garden?  Is it not   something he would enjoy chewing?  So why instead of settling down for a nice long chew he immediately rushes outside to dig a hole and then bury the bone. Sometimes the dog will take the bone and chew on it a while and then will
What to expect when you adopt a Dog

Adopting a dog – what to expect Don’t expect your new companion to form a strong relationship with your family in the beginning.  Whether you have adopted a young puppy or a more mature dog this transition is going to take some time.  There is often a period called the Honeymoon phase, where the new member of the family is on their best behavior until they feel they know your
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

  Is this a good or bad premise?     The training climate today is that you should be able to do anything to a dog without a bad reaction.  Well I do not agree.   There are definitely times to ‘Let Sleeping Dogs Lie’     So many people post pictures and videos of their children doing things to dogs that are very dangerous.  Children riding, hugging and kissing dogs are all potentially dangerous.
How to make a dog pay attention

By Nancy Milburn Have you ever had that sinking feeling when you call your dog and it just keeps walking away. Sometimes they look at you and decide that something else is worth their attention, and they ignore you.   You are calling their name shouting and screaming and still they ignore you.   In the worst case you will be running after them trying to catch them. Or when you are