Filed under Training

Zen Dog Training

Zen Dog Training

I love this title!  Zen Dog Training.  It’s better than Catching More Flies with Honey.  That’s just gross.  Patience is not just a virtue but more of a necessity when it comes to training dogs. I recently read this post from Urbane Animal Behavior and was glad to see someone reinforcing a very simple concept … Continue reading

Bonding with your shelter dog

Bonding with your shelter dog

Well it’s been just 9 months since I adopted Pippi and things have been pretty quiet on this blog during that time.  I’d like to say that it was intentional and that I wanted to take the time to get to know her before I just started posting the latest thing I noticed or that … Continue reading

More Help for Stressed Pets

More Help for Stressed Pets

After dealing with Charlie’s serious separation anxiety for so long, I always worry about accidentally conditioning Pippi to start getting anxious too.  She’s very independent so I probably don’t have much to worry about it too much.  But on the other hand, she really hates change.  She stresses when we visit friends’ homes, she barks … Continue reading

Training that stubborn dog

Training that stubborn dog

I couldn’t have said this better myself so I’m not even going to try. Check out this great article about why you think your reward-based training isn’t working! There have been many times when Pippi just doesn’t listen and now I know what to look for instead of being frustrated because either she’s the worst … Continue reading