Using Rewards Strategically: Affection Isn’t Just Affection

By: Brittney Frazier – Dog Trainer, CPDT-KA, APDT

FamilyDogAs a trainer at Found Chicago, dog owners walk in asking for help dealing with their three month old puppy all the way to the other end of the spectrum to dealing with separation anxiety and extremeRead more

 

Differentiating Human Wants Vs. Needs in Dog Interactions

By: Brittney Frazier – Dog Trainer, CPDT-KA, APDT

sept-dogDogs and people are very different animals. That seems like an obvious statement, but when working with dogs and their caretakers, it is an important sentiment to keep in mind. Like many areas where society has putRead more

 

Transitioning for a Lifetime – Introducing a Rescue Dog into Your Home

By: Brittney Frazier – Dog Trainer, CPDT-KA, APDT

Consider welcoming a rescue, like our favorite adoptable Kiwi, into your home! Check out her video below!

Consider welcoming a rescue, like our favorite adoptable Kiwi, into your home! Check out her video below!

It’s the time of year where everybody wishes they had their very own furry best friend. Considering allRead more

 

Speaking for Dogs

By: Brittney Frazier – Dog Trainer, CPDT-KA, APDT

FoundDog1We’ve all seen the Disney movies with a talking dog or two and laughed at the idea of what our dogs would really say if they were able to speak our language.  Although dogs speaking English might makeRead more

 

Loosening the Leash: A guide to transitioning a well-trained dog to off leash settings

By: Brittney Frazier – Dog Trainer, CPDT-KA, APDT

bernese mountain dog walks with woman at summer sea beach

To a dog, a six foot leash represents exercise, a break from daytime naps, and their overall freedom into the outside world. Oftentimes, just the sight of the leash becomes a stimuli eliciting an explosion of wigglesRead more

 

Sprucing up your spring dog sports

By: Brittney Frazier – Dog Trainer, CPDT-KA, APDT

insidedogAs the weather begins to thaw here in Chicago, I’m sure everyone is itching to get outside and start moving! The good news is that your dog is no different. Man’s best friend wants nothing more thanRead more

 

All Mixed Up: Why you should always consider a mixed breed dog before buying a purebred

By: Brittney Frazier – Dog Trainer, CPDT-KA, APDT

mixeddog1There is probably no more exciting time in a dog lover’s life than when the time comes to add a new four-legged member to the family. Whether they are a first time dog owner, or an experiencedRead more

 

When Training Doesn’t Work

Reasons training and society may fail a dog

By: Brittney Frazier – Dog Trainer, CPDT-KA, APDT

Dog trainingThe world of rescue and dog training is one of ambiguity and complexity. Each dog, owner and individual situation is unique and requires a great deal of patience to understandRead more

 

Keeping it Comfy trainer’s view of crating for a more humane world

by Brittney Frazier – Dog Trainer, CPDT-KA, APDT

dog in crateIt is common within the subject of dog training that I see discomfort creeping over clients when I bring up the issue of crating. As a trainer working in the Animal Welfare Industry with both rescue and client-ownedRead more

 

Holiday Pet Dangers

Pretty bull terrier pet on a christmas ornamentsBy: Juliana M. Villacorta – Executive Director, Found Chicago

Holiday time is upon us. It’s full of food, fun, friends and family. But, it is also full of dangers to our pets. Take a few minutes to look around and pet proof your home soRead more