Preventing Catastrophes – Creating interspecies harmony

Brittney Frazier, Found Training Center Bringing a new pet into the home is always a process usually filled with anticipation, some stress, and adjustment. However, when the new pet happens to be of the infamous feline variety, a primarily dog-centered household can be turned upsideRead 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 isRead 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 inRead 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 livingRead more

Tricks for Treats – Keeping Your Dog Busy This Winter

By: Brittney Frazier, Found Chicago As 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 stimulationRead more

Spare the Treats, Spoil with Exercise

By: Brittney Frazier, Found Chicago As 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  If 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” expressRead 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 IRead more

Puppy Imprinting and How to Socialize the Perfect Puppy

By: Brittney Frazier Late 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 andRead more

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