Author Archives: Louisa Morrissey

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Positively Expert: Louisa Morrissey

Louisa is a member of Victoria Stilwell’s Positively Dog Training Team, a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), a member of the Pet Professional Guild of Non-Force Trainers and a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. She is the founder of High Country Dogs in Colorado.


The Day My Dog Attacked Me

Posted on: May 19, 2015 - 20 Comments

My dog's seizures are scary and painful to watch. I feel helpless. I had been with him through his seizures before without incidence until the day that everything changed.

How to Enjoy the Wilderness with Your Dog

Posted on: April 6, 2015 - No Comments

I hope that you and your dogs will also be enjoying getting out in the country as spring arrives. Please do remember to respect the leash laws, take the time to teach your dog a reliable recall, stop, stay and leave it even with distractions and supervise your dog at all times. Remember, we are guests. The wildlife was there first.

How to Introduce Your Dog to Visiting Dogs

Posted on: December 28, 2014 - 1 Comment

The summer season is a great time for family and friends to get together. Often, this includes friends and families bringing their own dogs into your home as well. Here are a few pointers for how to introduce dogs to each other that can set up for successful interactions and avoid conflicts.

Trust

Posted on: July 31, 2014 - No Comments

I am lucky to have 35 acres to share with my dogs. But it is wild land. There are chipmunks, deer, elk, and turkeys. There are bears. There are mountain lions. It is a thick wood of shrub oak, aspen, fir and spruce with an under brush of various shrubs and flowers. My 35 acres Read More

What I’m Trying to Say

Posted on: June 11, 2014 - 1 Comment

Positively Contributor and Colorado-based VSPDT Louisa Morrissey discusses dog body language and communication, and how you can better understand what your dog is trying to tell you.