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

By: Brittney Frazier It 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 One 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

Pack Mentality – Preventing Turmoil Within Groups of Dogs

By: Brittney Frazier Within the last few months, my home has been strained with more traffic than usual. Even as a dog trainer who has opened her home to many rescue dogs in need of home exposure, the amount of foster dogs cycling through myRead more

Leash Reactivity – A Cause and Effect Relationship

By: Brittney Frazier It seems one of the best experiences a person can have with their dog is a good walk. Some trainers even feel that the quality of a dog’s walk with their human is indicative of the overall relationship between the two beings.Read more

Obsessive and Excessive Behaviors in Relation to Anxiety in Dogs

By: Brittney Frazier – Dog Trainer, CPDT-KA, APDT There is probably a distinctive memory in everyone’s childhood of their mother reminding him or her not to chew their fingernails because it’s a “bad habit.” Sure, submitting to compulsion will most likely begin a habit youRead more