Posted on: April 20, 2020 - No Comments
But I bet that most of you know that already. The dogs who live in fear or anxiety of people/things/animals that they see in the environment are reveling in the fact that far fewer people are trying to be up close and personal with them now. Their owners probably feel the same relief. But the Read More
Posted on: December 31, 2018 - No Comments
We resolve to remember, if only for a moment, to observe and appreciate the joy our dogs bring us simply by being alive.
Posted on: September 8, 2016 - 4 Comments
Those of us who help modify dog behavior for a living have to try and not see things during the course of our daily life.
Posted on: August 8, 2016 - 5 Comments
The right kind of exercise is helpful to your dog's mental health, and the wrong kind can be harmful.
Posted on: July 28, 2016 - No Comments
Now that we're into the hotter temperatures of the summer months, think about how hot sidewalks and roads can get when you take your dog for a walk.
Posted on: July 25, 2016 - 3 Comments
Those of us who work professionally with dog behavior cannot turn off our skills. Sometimes the things that we see make us twitch and want to intervene.
Posted on: July 20, 2015 - 7 Comments
Let's face it, walking the dog every day can get a bit dull when we follow the same old path all the time. Here's a few simple ways to make dog walking more fun.
Posted on: January 20, 2014 - 4 Comments
“Why does my dog keep pulling me?” This is the phrase I hear over and over from clients who are trying their best to walk their dogs on a regular basis. Short of giving up, they suffer the embarrassment, danger and sometimes pain, of walking a dog who pulls like a freight train when on Read More
Posted on: November 19, 2013 - 17 Comments
As a dog trainer, one of the most common problems I get asked for help with is getting a dog to walk without pulling on the leash. Loose-leash walking is just like any other trick we may teach our dogs. It’s about finding a way to make it fun for the dog. Walking with a Read More
Posted on: May 4, 2011 - No Comments
I have a lovely Bulldog called Harvey. He is very playful and happy dog within our home and back garden but as soon as we try and put his lead on he freezes… and if we actually manage to get him out of the house he stops and starts all the way and is very Read More
Electronic Collars vs Traditional Leashes for Exercising Dogs on Town Streets—a Cause of Debate in One Small Town in Missouri
Posted on: January 17, 2011 - 23 Comments
By Sophia Yin, DVM, MS A reader, Donnie Rion of Carl Junction Missouri, recently emailed with the following dilemma, which will be debated in a town council meeting later this week. The town I live in is looking to revise their leash law to allow dog owners to us electronic leashes to walk their Read More
Posted on: January 11, 2011 - 20 Comments
Let me start off by saying that neither my husband nor myself are athletes, or even what you would consider “spring chickens.” In fact, the AARP seems to have recently taken a real interest in us. (Retired? What’s that?) And yet we have two young, energetic northern breed mixes who came complete with serious exercise Read More
Posted on: January 2, 2011 - 1 Comment
If your plan in the New Year is to get fit with your dog, here’s an example of one of Dr. Sophia Yin’s rigorous workout routines.