Tag Archives: Victoria Stilwell California

Top 10 New Year Do’s and Dont’s

Posted on: January 3, 2014 - 1 Comment

If you're adopting a dog this new year or choosing a puppy, think carefully about how you will select, socialize and train the new addition to the family.                                                       Read More

Separation Anxiety? What You Can Do

Posted on: October 3, 2013 - 9 Comments

Separation Anxiety? What You Can Do. Dogs are social creatures and can over-attach to a pet parent or canine housemate and become habituated to continual contact. When left alone these dogs may experience what is akin to a panic attack in humans. A well-structured change in routine may break the cycle of anxiety if practiced Read More

Barking, Barking, Barking, etc., etc., etc…

Posted on: June 4, 2011 - 23 Comments

Does your dog bark while running in circles, bay at the moon, bark at bugs, or scare your visitors out of their boots? Dogs bark to repel intruders, for attention, during play, as an outlet for energy, or in separation distress. Barking is as natural a vocalization for dogs as speaking is for humans. Basic Read More

Being Nice to Your Dog is Good Science!

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

“Let’s Go for a Ride!” Desensitization for the Fearful Dog

Posted on: April 10, 2011 - 3 Comments

Wildfire season is upon us, so we want to be sure that your Fifi or Bowser happily hops into the car if you need to evacuate. Although the desensitization techniques highlighted in this article are applied to overcoming the fear of riding in a car - the same principles can be applied to any fear, Read More

Top 10 Ways to Say “Thank You” to Your Dog During the Holiday Season…Part II

Posted on: December 12, 2010 - 1 Comment

Part II If your thoughts of gratitude this Holiday Season include your precious pup who faithfully brings so much joy and unconditional love all year long - show your appreciation by including your dog in the festivities of the season.  Please help us to find new ways to say "Thank You"! 6. Grooming A trip Read More

Top Ten Ways to Say “Thank You” to Your Dog This Holiday Season… Part I

Posted on: November 18, 2010 - 7 Comments

How do you say "Thank You" to your dog? If your gratitude this Holiday Season includes your precious pup who faithfully brings so much joy and unconditional love all year long-- show your appreciation by including your dog in the festivities. Say "Thank You" to your kindred canine and make your dog smile. Here are Read More

When and Why to Train Your Puppy

Posted on: October 24, 2010 - 18 Comments

Q. What are some of the benefits of training my dog?           A. Training the dog you love is one of the best ways to develop a great relationship with your dog that will last a lifetime. Additionally, training makes home life more manageable and fun for you both! Some dogs grow up to be angels Read More