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Skills for Every Day

Into the Woods

Take a hike!

If you aspire to be more active this winter, be sure to include your dog in your plans!

Can Cats and Dogs Be Friends?

"They fight like cats and dogs."

This saying reflects the commonly held belief that dogs and cats just can't get along because they are natural enemies. People who share their homes with both species, or who have read The Incredible Journey, know that this is not true. Dogs and cats can form fast friendships. It is life experiences with members of the other species, and not an inborn animosity, that determines how cats and dogs feel about each other.

How to Teach Loose-Leash Walking

Get your dog to walk without pulling! But how? We are masters at allowing our dogs to drag us down the street. The most asked question at obedience classes and private consultations is "how can I get my dog not to pull on his leash?"

How to Teach Your Puppy Not to Jump

Jump!

It’s the rare and fortunate person who adopts a puppy that doesn’t jump up to greet everyone within a two-mile radius!

Where’s the Potty? How to House Train Your Puppy

Priority #1

House training might be the most important behavior to teach a new puppy that will live indoors. Few dog owners will tolerate a healthy adolescent or adult canine that lives indoors and urinates or defecates indiscriminately in the home.