More Happiness in the New Year

As you reflect back on this past year, we hope you find that it was filled with many blessings. One of the things I am always very grateful for is having a life filled with furry friends. But as much as we love our pets, they sometimes can contribute to our stress levels. Is that …

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Winter Myths and Safety Tips

Common Myth Busters and Winter Care Tips By Michele, L. Meyer MYTH # 1 – My dog does not need winter foot protection.  There is pet specific paw balm you can apply to your dog’s paws before going outside if you have a hard time keeping boots on their paws. This will help protect their paws …

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Urgent Developmental Puppy Training

How to Socialize Your Puppy – During and After COVID-19 This article was written by expert dog trainer, Michele Meyer, during the COVID-19 pandemic because of the concern that puppies are not getting critical training needed due to social distancing.  However, this article will still be relevant after the pandemic has passed. You may be …

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Really Easy Dog Training Technique

By Michele L. Meyer Would you like a really easy way to train your dog?  This easy dog training technique will have you quickly on your way to having a better behaved dog. This really easy dog training technique is called capturing.  Simply reward good behavior your dog offers on his own, and you will …

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How to Get Your Dog to Listen Better

Are you having a hard time getting your dog to listen?  According to expert dog trainer, Michele Meyer, there are five easy ways to improve your dog’s attention.  Below are some of Michele’s tips to get your dog to listen better.   How to Get Your Dog to Listen Better The first step to get your …

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Preventing Separation Anxiety in Dogs

This article on separation anxiety in dogs was written by expert dog trainer, Michele Meyer. The article was written at the time of the COVID-19 pandemic however, separation anxiety in dogs is not new so this information will still be relevant long after the pandemic has passed. Are you or someone in your home working …

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Rain, Storms, and Fireworks, Oh My!!!

By Michele L. Meyer      Did you know more pets end up in shelters around July 4th than any other time of the year?  Fireworks are extremely scary to many, many dogs and can cause them to escape from their homes, yards, and leashes in ways that seem impossible.  They just keep running, trying …

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How to Teach Your Dog to Give Paw

Teaching your dog to give paw can be a really fun trick and there are some cool ways to build on it too such as high five and wave.  Teaching your puppy to give paw can also be very useful when you need to wipe off those muddy paws or for grooming paws.  According to …

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Bridging the Canine and Human Communication Gap

By Michele L. Meyer Are you having a hard time getting your dog to listen? Communication gaps often play a big part in our dog’s confusion and improper training. Some common examples are too much verbiage and inconsistent feedback. Talking to your dog in sentences gets translated as “blah, blah, blah”. Dogs understand best when …

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FREE Indoor Games and Exercise for your Dog

By Michele L. Meyer We often hear about an increase in undesirable behaviors with dogs when there is a lot of rain or cold weather.  This is often due to dogs getting less exercise and having too much built up energy.  Try some of these inside games when you are unable to exercise your dogs …

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