Why Pets are Not Good Holiday Presents 2

While we’ve posted this before, the message definitely bears repeating.  Before you decide to add a pet to your family over the holidays, please consider this post! Pets are a wonderful addition to our human families.  With the hustle and bustle of the holidays  in full swing and sometimes the idea of getting a loved one a pet may be considered.  People often think that giving a puppy, kitten or other furry critter at the holidays is a great way to celebrate and show their love for their loved ones.   Although these people have their heart in the right place, these cute gifts could end up being disastrous! (for the pet and the human). […]

By |2018-12-04T17:13:25+00:00December 4th, 2018|Blog of the Week|0 Comments

Unrealistic Expectations

Have you ever had someone have higher expectations for you than you could realistically fulfill? In our fast-paced world, this occurs often - in the workplace, in relationships, in school - it happens everywhere!  When the expectations are not met, you and the other person involved are disappointed and whatever you are working on suffers. Unfortunately, we also often have unrealistic expectations with our dogs. I see people having unrealistic expectations with their dogs in many of my training classes.  It is not uncommon to have a human-dog team that comes to class every week, but they do not practice the skills at all in between classes.  Obviously, these teams fall behind the teams that practice a little every day (even just 10- 15 minutes each day can make a dramatic difference).  In some cases, the person is compassionate and realizes that their lack of practice has caused the dog’s skills to fall behind.  However, there are cases when the person gets frustrated because the dog is not “performing” as well as the other dogs in class.  With these students, I have to remind them it is not realistic to expect their dog to improve if they do not [...]

By |2018-03-28T23:43:16+00:00February 7th, 2018|Blog of the Month|0 Comments

Helping Your Pets After a Disaster

As I write this, the Thomas Fire continues to invade surrounding cities.  Although it has left Ventura, we are still suffering from poor air quality.  Whether the disaster is a fire, hurricane, tornado or earthquake, it not only impacts people, it also impacts our pets.   It is important to recognize that our pets are affected by poor air or water quality and they are physiologically affected as well! […]

By |2018-03-30T05:22:40+00:00January 4th, 2018|Blog of the Month|0 Comments

Why Pets are Not Good Holiday Presents

Pets are a wonderful addition to our human families.  With the hustle and bustle of the holidays  in full swing and sometimes the idea of getting a loved one a pet may be considered.  People often think that giving a puppy, kitten or other furry critter at the holidays is a great way to celebrate and show their love for their loved ones.   Although these people have their heart in the right place, these cute gifts could end up being disastrous! (for the pet and the human). […]

By |2018-05-16T18:56:12+00:00December 6th, 2017|Blog of the Week|0 Comments

Understanding the History of Dog Training

Dogs have been companions to humans for thousands of years but we did not start officially training them until the early 1900’s.  Many consider the father of modern traditional training to be German trainer named Colonel Konrad Most.  He authored a book entitled Training Dogs a Manual in 1910.   Colonel Most had a military background.  He started training dogs while serving as Police Commissioner at the Royal Prussian Police headquarters in 1906.  He later trained military dogs in World War I and from 1919 to 1937 he was head of the Canine Research Department of the Army High Command.Access to this post requires a Gold, Silver or Bronze site membership. Click here to purchase

By |2018-03-30T04:43:58+00:00November 6th, 2017|Blog of the Week|0 Comments

What to look for in a Dog Trainer

There are no legal certifications or education requirements for dog trainers.  That means that anyone can say they are a dog trainer, even if they have not actual experience, education or training. This can make it difficult to know if you are hiring a true professional or not.  If you find yourself looking for a dog trainer but cannot decide who to choose, there are a few tips that can help you find a qualified trainer.Access to this post requires a Gold, Silver or Bronze site membership. Click here to purchase

By |2018-03-30T04:47:04+00:00August 9th, 2017|Blog of the Week|0 Comments

The Shop is not taking orders at present for memberships or webinar access.
In the meantime, please check out Shannon's book and our other products available through our affiliates on the Shop page. Thank-you! Dismiss