Guiding A Gentle Giant

This big guy is Clifford. He’s only 10 months old and weighs in at a whopping 130lbs. With patients and clear communication it is possible to walk a big dog without being dragged even with a cat taunting him. [wpvideo l18epGLc ]No choke, prong or shock collar needed. Just positive reinforcement.

Rainy day fun practicing “Back Up”

Loki is all about play, and when it rains he can get a little stir crazy. Playing scent games, learning new tricks and practicing old ones in new ways helps keep boredom at bay. In this video Loki is practicing backing up. The table is there to help him learn to back up strait. He loves playing this game. To him it’s just another form of fetch.[wpvideo IZGVoHxG ]

Enrichment for the prey animal

Does your dog love to dissect plush toys? My Dachshund can tear into a toy and remove the squeaker so fast it will make your head spin. What drives dogs to destroy that cute little fury toy you just bought them? Well the answer is relatively simple. Dogs are prey animals. Yes that cute cuddly little puppy has a genetic predisposition to hunt, stalk, chase, kill, dissect, and eat prey. Acknowledging this and giving your dog an outlet for this kind of behavior is incredibly important. Most issues that pet parents have with their pups like chewing, play biting, digging in the trash, chasing cats, stealing, and several others can be reduced simply by playing games like tug and fetch, scent games, as well as providing chew toys. In this video I made a shredder ball for my dachshund. She absolutely loved it and it hopefully satisfied her prey drive in some small way. Just remember to supervise this game and if you have Dog who eats things like stuffing, string or cloth this games not for you. Enjoy![wpvideo bHG5i3ur ]