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Tips for Preventing Chewing on Items at Home

First, all dog owners need to understand this: Dogs need to chew!! It is a way for them to release energy and stress and to relieve boredom. The thing that we don’t like is when our dogs chew on OUR […]

By Carol Besler-Snell on 08/20/2014


Impulse Control Exercises for Dogs

Most dogs and all puppies need help learning impulse control. What is it? It’s learning to control an urge to move forward to “explore” something rapidly. Some examples of dogs acting on impulses would be rushing out the door in […]

By Carol Besler-Snell on 07/24/2014


How to Get Your Dog to Stop Barking Out the Window or at the Doorbell

This is one of the most often-asked questions by dog owners.  As much as we love our dogs, they can frustrate us with some of their loud or obnoxious behaviors.  Barking at things outside can become a natural behavior for […]

By Carol Besler-Snell on 05/13/2014


FRAP: Frenetic Random Activity Periods

What does it mean when your sweet, cute, gentle little pup suddenly shoots off the furniture, runs in circles, attacks any toy in sight, barks like mad, and generally acts like a little kook?  It means your puppy is having […]

By Carol Besler-Snell on 04/30/2014