Dog anxiety is easy to fix

Over the past two months, I have had five dogs, each staying a week or two, at my house for our Immersion Program board & train.  The dogs are fully integrated into my home and interact with my dogs, my kids, and my husband.  Four out of the five dogs  had a similar issue I discovered, and it was not … Read More

Proud “taste-tester” for dog treats

We, at Paws and Possibilities, are proud and excited to be selected one of the official taste-testers for treats from Chewy.com. Chewy’s web site says this to describe their company: Chewy.com delivers pet happiness by conveniently shipping 300+ brands of pet food and stuff (for FREE!) while celebrating and honoring the bond, love and connection we share with pets.  Since … Read More

Best 5 holiday gifts for dogs

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone and you may be almost finished your holiday shopping.  But if you are like 80% of people, your “best-friend” has a spot on your shopping list and you may not have purchased his gifts yet.  Do you know what holiday gifts for dogs you are going to get?  Are you going … Read More

What’s Your Mantra?

A mantra is defined as a word or phrase repeated to aid in concentration in meditation… or in dog training. There is a phrase that I say over and over, and it always helps to solve problems. When it comes to dog training, it’s my mantra: “If you can define it, you can train it.” And then I go to … Read More

DO NOT call your dog!

Are you having trouble getting your dog to come when you call him? My advice? Don’t call him. Can you imagine wanting your dog to come to you and NOT calling him? The easiest way to have a consistent recall with your dog is to be sure that you only call him when you know he will come. I go … Read More

What does socialization mean?

I took my puppies to a big box pet store today. It took me about 2 minutes to walk in, pick something up off the shelf and pay for it. I spent about 25 minutes near the front door of the store, just standing there. My puppies, Molly and Abby who are sisters that are 5 months old, were given … Read More