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 of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

“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 [...]