Never Leave Your Pet in a Hot Car

summer dog care

As pet owners, most of us view our four-legged friends as part of our family.  We enjoy spending time with them, whether it is with your cat on the couch watching TV or taking your dog for a hike on the weekends. There is something special about time spent with a pet we love. As the weather is getting warmer, … Read More

Learn How To Unleash Your Dog’s Best

Are you tired of your dog not listening? Exhausted by your puppy’s naughtiness? Do you just wish you could have a dog who is calm enough to go anywhere with you, without drama, instead of the crazy, bratty beast you’ve been in negotiations with? It doesn’t have to be so stressful to be a dog owner, once you discover THE … Read More

The Importance of Management

Have you ever heard the expression, “like a kid in a candy store?” Basically, when you give someone too much freedom or opportunity, they are more likely to act impulsively or make bad decisions. It’s like they can’t help themselves! As humans, we tend to make better choices when there is a structure in place to guide us. The amount … Read More

Nothing Solves Everything!

calming exercises

I was recently on a plane returning from our Annual Staff Retreat to Orlando, Florida and noticed a very curious, all-too-familiar scene unfold in the seat beside me: A woman in her early 30’s had a young toddler on her lap. As they sat down in the seat next to me, the daughter was quickly enthralled by a video clip … Read More

Q&A with Kim


I have been having a good time on Periscope. People who choose to follow me watch live training sessions, hear me talk about dog training, and answer questions from dog owners who are struggling with their dogs. Lately, there have been more and more dog trainers who are showing up to watch my Periscopes. Recently, another dog trainer reached out … Read More

How to Use Positive Reinforcement Correctly

paws and possibilities

I was at Betsy’s* house this morning for the first time and I met her 3 dogs, one of which is reactive to strangers. Luke’s* barking and growling at new people when he sees them is embarrassing and potentially dangerous. Betsy gets anxious when friends come over to her home – so much so that she is reluctant to invite … Read More