Dogs are People, Too! The Effect of Individual Dog Personalities on Training

By: Brittney Frazier, Found Chicago Boarding and Training Center

Have you ever heard a person referring to their dog as their child or family member? Our country and its culture is notorious for celebrating their pets as human beings, going so far as to walking themRead more

 

Yes, your dog wants to go on a walk. No, you don’t have to ask them.

Brittney Frazier, Found Chicago Boarding and Training Center

Over the years, I’ve witnessed many walk time rituals between dogs and their owners. First there’s the questions (“Want to go on a walk?” and “Where’s your leash? Let’s go get your leash!”), then there’s the collar-grabbing,Read more

 

Working Like Dogs – Real life dog training to use in an office setting

By: Brittney Frazier, Found Chicago

Just like “Take Your Kid to Work Day,” bringing your pup to the office can be an exciting way to bond with your pet and expose them to some new experiences. However, all too often the experience you find is moreRead more

 

Some Sense About Desense

Tips and techniques for desensitizing your dog to new things

Brittney Frazier, Found Chicago Boarding and Training Center

With Chicago-like spring weather creeping in and the neighborhood parks becoming more crowded, you may have noticed your dog’s growing sensitivity to things they haven’t encountered in months:Read more

 

How Much Does Your Dog Enjoy the Dog Park?

High energy dog socialization and its effect on our canine companions

by Brittney Frazier, Found Chicago Boarding and Training Center

Taking your dog to the dog park seems like a no-brainer. How often do our pets really get to stretch their legs and run when living in theRead more

 

Potty Training 101 – How to Train the Perfect Pup

Brittney Frazier, Found Chicago Boarding and Training

Puppies are adorable. I think we can all agree on that. But there is also the other side of the coin that is the dreaded potty training, which accompanies every pup into their new home. Teaching a puppyRead more

 

Tricks for Treats – Keeping Your Dog Busy This Winter

By: Brittney Frazier, Found Chicago

found2-decAs the beautiful summer and early fall weather draws to a close, dog owners around Chicago are seeking new ways to exercise and engage with their cooped up canines. While physical activity is extremely important for any dog, mental stimulation isRead more

 

Spare the Treats, Spoil with Exercise

By: Brittney Frazier, Found Chicago

foundnov1As dog owners, we often pride ourselves in the kind of life and environment we can provide for our canine companions. Especially for a dog that has been rescued out of a negative situation, there is usually an understandable instinctRead more

 

Zuko’s Story : Finding friendship in the most likely place

By: Brittney Frazier, Found Chicago 

imagejpeg_0-1If you love dogs, you have probably heard some of the rhetoric supporting the adoption of rescued dogs; dogs that have been abused or abandoned in one way or another. Phrases like “adopt, don’t shop” and “rescue, rehabilitate, rehome” express toRead more

 

Healthy Obsession: Redirecting anxiety to a more productive alternative

By: Brittney Frazier

Meet and greetAt Found Chicago, we ask owners to visit before any training advice is given in order to understand to best approach the situation. Over the years I have observed dogs and their owners, it is easy to pinpoint some of the majorRead more