How do you train a dog to behave at a kids’ sporting event?  

As a trainer, I often get this question from my clients with children.  Is it ok to bring my puppy to the soccer game?  When he’s there all he does is jump on people and try to nip them and it’s hard to manage.  Should I just keep bringing him until he grows out […]

By |April 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Do you need a doggy doula? – Baby On The Way

Are you planning for the arrival of a new little one? Me too! As I plan for the arrival of my child in July, I think about all the recent new parents and families that I work with in adapting their dogs to the arrival of a new little one, a human little one (one […]

Did Sheldon Cooper get it wrong?

I am a late adopter of Big Bang Theory. I mean why haven’t I been watching this show for years? The upside? I have years of reruns to watch in the middle of the night or at odd times. If I stumble upon the show there is a good chance I haven’t seen the episode.

I happen […]

By |October 14th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is the best breed?

Is one of the first questions I get asked when a family is looking to bring a dog home.

The short answer: It’s less about type of dog but how the dog behaves in and around your family, environment and lifestyle.

Sure, I can sterotype a bunch of breed-types but I also have plenty of  experiences that break […]

By |August 6th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Swim like a DAWG!

Catch my article in NoVA Dog Magazine’s summer issue? Well ya should! There is a contest going on so you win a free swim at the Clifton farm. Simply share a picture of your dog this summer around water.. in any way, by August 1st. You will be entered for a drawing that will […]

By |July 28th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thank You Cards – KissAble Canine version

Thank you to my dog, Betty, who will quickly run to me after a poop  because a little got stuck and I have to pull the rest out.

Thank you neighbor for muzzling your dog on your walk for reasons I can only guess but your dog will drop from heat stroke walking  in a soft, […]

By |June 18th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

One of my biggest fears

When on a stroll with my toddler around the neighborhood I always fear that an off-leash dog will approach and is not friendly. I’ve had off-leash dogs approach us on walks and both dogs were friendly. Phew!

Then I see this video! cat saves boy

and I think.. that’s one of my biggest fears. And I think […]

“I make my dog sit when other dogs go by”

I hear this often and by often I would say 90% of the families that I work with have asked their dog to sit while other dogs (kids, people, strollers, mailman, trucks, etc…) go by.

So what’s the big deal with it? Umm, just about everything.

Let’s look at the whole picture. Let’s say we have […]