Posted on: April 2, 2015 - 1 Comment
Victoria and Holly catch up on what they’ve been up to. They talk about Victoria’s two new web series, and what Holly’s been up to with CNN. Also on the topic list are dog shows and the various controversies at Crufts, and stress-relieving training tool Adaptil. And you won’t want to miss this episode’s Ask Victoria questions.
Posted on: January 18, 2014 - 14 Comments
Most dogs jump on people because they are excited and it is an effective means of getting attention, but some dogs jump because they feel uneasy when someone new comes through the door, and jumping is an effective way to cope with that discomfort. Regardless, it is an unacceptable behavior for any dog, and, luckily, Read More
Posted on: January 15, 2014 - 3 Comments
Dogs can bring so much joy and happiness to people’s lives, but they also have the potential to wreak major havoc. Lack of training and socialization, pent up energy, and stress can all cause a dog to act out and engage in various nuisance behaviors. From potty problems to chewing, and nipping, there are a Read More
Posted on: November 15, 2013 - 1 Comment
Victoria joined anchor Mike Galanos on HLN this week, where she answered questions from viewers about how to solve common behavioral problems such as jumping, begging, and peeing in the house. She also gave her top 5 training tips for training a new puppy, and even spent some quality time on-camera with one of the Read More
Posted on: February 23, 2013 - 1 Comment
The stay cue, Banana Joe the Affenpinscher, Dognition exclusive discount, cold weather tips, indoor scent marking, eating before your dogs, bad bedtime behavior and Jane's Addiction.
Posted on: July 1, 2011 - 14 Comments
Dogs jump for many reasons. Don’t we like to see people’s faces when we say hello? Jumping while greeting is a great way for a dog to get your attention. Some dogs will jump from sheer excitement. Ever feel so excited that you just want to leap around? Excitement produces physical energy and this energy Read More
Posted on: June 6, 2011 - 5 Comments
Dear Victoria, I have a pit bull that’s a year and 3 months. He’s a good dog, but have only one problem. When he hears the door bell he gets very hyper, and when a guest comes over he jumps them at the door. He jumps on them and is all over them. How can Read More
Posted on: January 3, 2010 - No Comments
The dictionary offers a few definitions for the word “extinction.” The first is, “the death or ceasing to exist of all members of a species or family of organisms.” That describes what happened to our hapless prehistoric friends. The one that applies to canine behavior is, “the decreasing or dying out of a behavioral response Read More
Posted on: June 15, 2008 - 11 Comments
I am fortunate to receive letters from dog owners all over the world. My show- ‘It’s Me or the Dog,’ has been broadcast in over twenty countries and fortunately the message of responsible ownership is also spreading to far off places such as Brazil, Dubai and Hong Kong. If I personally answered all the training questions I receive from dog owners I would be spending the next two years on my computer. I don’t have the luxury of time, so I will attempt to answer some frequently asked questions via this blog.