Posted on: July 2, 2019 - No Comments
Possession behaviors, also known as “resource guarding”, is a natural survival behavior that all animals display, including humans. These behaviors can be normal and mild, but they can escalate and become quite dangerous if not addressed appropriately.
Posted on: December 10, 2013 - 10 Comments
Sgt. Paul Corso is a seasoned law enforcement officer. As a K-9 handler, he has served the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department for over 20 years. Corso has seen a dark side of our world that most of us will never see or understand. It would have been easy for him to walk away when we Read More
Posted on: July 12, 2013 - 5 Comments
Just this week, the city of San Diego joined the ranks of the enlightened by passing a law banning the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores throughout the city. Beginning one month from now, commercial retailers can only sell animals that come from city and county shelters or other rescue organizations. This is another victory for the anti puppy mill movement who campaign tirelessly to stop the sale of pets from mass commercial breeding facilities.
Posted on: June 20, 2013 - No Comments
Victoria was featured in the May 2013 issue of New York Resident Magazine.
In the feature, entitled “Assimilating Your New Puppy,” Victoria gave her tips on how to introduce a new puppy to a household. Victoria wrote, “Peaceful coexistence is the obvious goal and can be achieved in a number of ways including monitoring both dogs’ interactions and reducing situational and environmental stress.”
Posted on: September 15, 2012 - 4 Comments
Chew This, Not That! Dogs need “occupational therapy.” So says Dr. Ian Dunbar, DVM, animal behaviorist and puppy guru. If you don’t give your dog something to do, your dog will find something to do. Although dogs are genetically hard-wired to chew, some dogs like to chew more than others. You can help encourage your Read More
Posted on: August 23, 2012 - 1 Comment
Top Five Tips for Successful Dog Training! It’s scientifically sound advice to be nice to your dog. So says the Journal of Veterinary Behavior, in a consensus article, Good Trainers: How to identify one (2006). The authors, esteemed veterinarians and experts in behavior, recommend positive training methods and tools, and warn against the use of Read More
Posted on: October 6, 2011 - 1 Comment
I recently connected with my friend, Dr. Sophia Yin, to discuss training young dogs and her new book, Perfect Puppy in 7 Days. Victoria: There are a lot of puppy books already out there. What made you decide to write this book? Sophia: I wrote this book because I needed a resource that would Read More
Posted on: May 11, 2011 - 4 Comments
All living things thrive on positive feedback – people, dolphins and very importantly, your dog! Positive training for companion animals is fast becoming the preferred method of dog training. One of non-aversive dog training's most prominent advocates, The Journal of Veterinary Behavior (2006) in their article, "Good Trainers: How to Identify One", recommends dog-friendly dog Read More
Posted on: December 31, 2010 - 54 Comments
Is it just me, or has this year gone really fast? I feel like we just finished Christmas last year and now it’s already come and gone again. I was just getting used to it being 2010 and before we know it we’re going to be in 2011. I can’t keep up! Someone told me that this awareness is a sign that I am getting old. Oh well, I guess getting older is better than the alternative.