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

 

Caring For and Loving a Senior Dog

By: Brittney Frazier, Found Chicago

Seeing a beloved pet begin to age and drop in activity level is never an easy process to go through. As my own rescue girl creeps into the double digits, I find myself reminiscing on old pictures from when I firstRead more

 

Puppy Imprinting and How to Socialize the Perfect Puppy

By: Brittney Frazier

JulyFound1Late spring and early summer seem to be the most popular times to introduce a new dog into a family and we are certainly seeing a high volume of puppies walk through our facility doors for training. With the warm weather and addedRead more

 

Personal Space and Respect – a win-win relationship

By: Brittney Frazier

cutepupImagine walking through the park down a path and holding hands loosely with your significant other. You’re taking in the sights and smells of your environment and enjoying the relaxation of being close to your partner. Then, you see a person approachingRead more

 

Strategic Reward – Opportunities to reward your dog as an alternative to treats

By: Brittney Frazier

foundApril1It is usually no question that a dog will work for food. Because not all dogs are food motivated and their humans are usually looking for alternatives to breaking out the treat jar every time they would like their dog to obeyRead more

 

Why Dogs Don’t Listen: Improving a dog’s responsiveness to commands

By: Brittney Frazier

dog313One of the number one complaints we receive as a dog training facility from owners about their dogs is that they do not “listen” to them or that they want to improve their dog’s “listening” skills. Without ever meeting their dogs, IRead more