Puppy Developmental Periods

Puppy Developmental Periods

Puppy developmental periods are critical or sensitive stages for behavioral development and learning. As your puppy’s brain and body are growing, there are corresponding optimal periods when your puppy is primed to learn from the experiences they have. During the...
Enrichment! What is it & how to do it!

Enrichment! What is it & how to do it!

I don’t know about you, but for me, it’s always a delight to watch my dogs just do their dog things and be dogs. One of my dogs is a big fan of water & swimming, digging, and rolling in dirt and mud. Ha! The smile on his face when he gets to do these...
Leash Reactive Dogs

Leash Reactive Dogs

What is Leash Reactivity? Dogs who bark and lunge at other dogs when they are out on a leash are often labeled ‘leash reactive’. Many of these dogs are ok with other dogs off leash, but there’s just something about being on a leash that makes it hard...
Puppy Socialization

Puppy Socialization

“If we want our dogs to be acceptable, happy, welcomed, and safe in human society, we need to socialize them to human social norms.”  – Laura VanArendonk Baugh What is Puppy Socialization? If you asked 10 different people, you might get 10 different...