German Shepherd Puppy Training

I’ve trained, worked with and lived with German Shepherds and German Shepherd puppies for decades. I KNOW the struggles and the joys, first hand. And, let me assure you that if you train your German Shepherd incorrectly, or neglect training completely, you will end up with an aggressive dog or a fearful behavioral mess. Most … [Read more…]

Introducing Your New Puppy To Your Older Dog

Appropriately and successfully introducing your new puppy to your older dog is critical!  If this process is done wrong, you can end up with an injured puppy or a fractured relationship where they hate each other for a lifetime.  Neither of those are great options! Most of the time, the acclimation process goes fairly smoothly.  … [Read more…]

Dog Joint Pain: Avoid These Foods!

Dog joint pain comes from many different issues. Without understanding and controlling the problem, your dog could become increasingly immobile, lethargic and unhealthy. Working closely with your veterinarian helps identify the underlying cause of joint pain. Getting a proper diagnosis allows you to build a program to reduce the impact of joint pain on a … [Read more…]

How To Stop a Puppy From Biting

Puppy biting is one of the major concerns of new puppy owners!  I hear complaints about puppy nipping and puppy biting both online and in my puppy classes.  These dog owners are usually begging for help on how to stop a puppy from biting. Most puppies go through a puppy mouthing and play biting stage.   … [Read more…]

5 Key Benefits of Probiotics For Dogs

Good gut health is imperative to your four-legged friend’s overall health. After all, a dog’s immune system, or “gut” (stomach, colon and intestines), is responsible for preventing toxins and bad bacteria from entering the bloodstream, as well as making sure that valuable nutrients from the food they eat is properly absorbed. What are probiotics? Probiotics … [Read more…]