Horsing Around With Your Dog!

Horsing  Around With Your Dog! One of the topics on this week’s Dog Talk® was a lively conversation I had with Marc Bekoff, the dog expert and educator, who has written too many impressive animal-oriented books to list! Marc is a fun and modest gentleman — despite his PhD and many accomplishments — and he likes […]

Training Your Dog with a New Homemade Toy

Training Your Dog with a New Homemade Toy Dog toys can cost big bucks, reason enough to make your own. In my house, the favorite toy for chasing, tugging, gnawing—and even to cart around as a security blanket—is the Towel Burrito. These are my own invention, and I got the idea when I was reading […]

Good Dogs! #6037 (02-02-2015)

Good Dogs! (02-02-2015) #6037: Lise Pratt from Avidog talks about “coming when called” and how some dogs are genetically wired to respond. Tracie asks about the confusion about whether giving a treat during training is “bribery” or a “reward” — and Lise explains how the difference is actually defined by the timing of the treat. […]

Puppy Crate Training — How Long Can She Hold It?

Puppy Crate Training — How Long Can She Hold It? The first thing to know about house training a puppy is that she does not physically have control over her muscles of elimination before she reaches four months of age. However, that is a general rule of thumb and puppies do vary in the development […]