Apr 5, 2016
For the last two months, we’ve focused on ways to help dogs greet each other (Part 1) and ways to help them greet us as their owners (Part 2). This month we are taking a look at ways to help dogs greet other people when we are out and about with them in the real world. As with the other approaches discussed in this series, we recognize the complexities involved when dogs are learning how to negotiate...
Mar 5, 2016
This month we’d like to focus on a particular situation that is common with dogs and one that involves jumping up during a greeting. The situation we have in mind is one many dog owners face on a daily basis, returning home to your dog after a prolonged separation of some kind. This typically involves leaving a dog at home so that an owner can go to work, or even just to the store. Upon returning home...
Feb 9, 2016
Last month we took a look at how we make Dog-Dog greeting as comfortable as possible in the Doggy Business LLC play groups. This month, we’re going to follow up with Dog-People greetings, and specifically address jumping. Why do dogs jump when they’re greeting people? The answer is – for many, many reasons. That’s part of why it can be difficult to stop jumping. What are some of the common...
Jan 13, 2016
To start 2016 off right we thought it would be fun to take a closer look at one aspect of what we do every day during our Doggy Business LLC play groups – help dogs greet each other appropriately and comfortably. One of our main goals when we’re introducing new dogs to each other is to make the greeting as stress-free as possible so both dogs come through the greeting feeling comfortable.
Dec 8, 2015
As we reach the end of 2015 we thought it would be a great time to review some general training strategies that can lead to success, no matter what behavior you’re working on. Here are our Top 10 Training Tips!
Make Training Fun!
Training should be fun for both you and your dog.
Get Everyone Involved
Get the whole family involved in the...