Tag Archives: dog walking

Most Dogs Already Wanted Social Distancing: Now They Get it!

Posted on: April 20, 2020 - 1 Comment

But I bet that most of you knew that already. The dogs who live in fear or with anxiety, over people/things/animals that they see in the environment, are reveling in the fact that there are far fewer people who are trying to be up close and personal with them now. Their owners probably feel the Read More

Happy New Year!

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. 

Nine Things That Dog Trainers Want You to Know [Part 2]

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.

Exercise for Dogs: Tiring vs. Taxing

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.

Is The Pavement Too Hot To Walk Your Dog On?

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.

Seven Things That Dog Trainers Want You To Know

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.

7 Simple Ways to Make Dog Walking More Fun

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.

Why Does My Dog Keep Pulling Me?!?!?!

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

Making Manners Fun Series: Loose-Leash Edition

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

Ask Victoria – Kerrie Blake

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

Exercise Your Creativity

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

A New Year’s Resolution for You and Your Pooch: Get Fit with your Dog

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.