Managing Leash Reactivity with Your Dog

Leash reactivity is one of the most common challenges of dog ownership. We’ve all seen the owner being dragged along by their dog. Or the dog barking and lunging at any other dog that passes them on a walk.  What is leash reactivity? Leash reactivity occurs when your dog is on leash and has aContinue reading “Managing Leash Reactivity with Your Dog”

Training your dog and children to get along

What’s cuter than a little kid and a dog playing together? It doesn’t always happen overnight. It can take training and practice to make this dream happen. It’s also not just on your dog to behave, your kids may need preparation as well.  Socialize, socialize, socialize If you’ve looked at this site or past blogs,Continue reading “Training your dog and children to get along”

Making friends: when your dog meets your cat

Are you a dog person or a cat person? It’s a point of contention for some people who think you have to choose. The idea that cats and dogs can’t get along is an outdated concept. Spend more than a few minutes on social media and you’ll find a sweet story about a dog andContinue reading “Making friends: when your dog meets your cat”

Training your dog on how to be alone

Worried about your dog having separation anxiety? We love our pups, but we can’t be there all the time. Maybe you’ve been working remote and now you’re getting called back into the office. You want to be able to leave for the evening and come back to calm dog. Or maybe you just don’t wantContinue reading “Training your dog on how to be alone”

How to help your dog make dog friends

Making new friends isn’t always easy. Some dogs will have trouble making friends. Others won’t have any problems bonding with other dogs. It’s really up to your dog’s personality and training. The good news is that there are things you can do to help them make friends easier. Check out these tips on helping yourContinue reading “How to help your dog make dog friends”

Your dog won’t pee or poop in the rain? 

It’s dark outside. It’s pouring rain. You know your dog needs to go, but they refuse to brave the weather. What are your options? You don’t want them to pee in the house. You may not have a dog-sized raincoat. To make sure you don’t find yourself in this situation, take steps today to acclimateContinue reading “Your dog won’t pee or poop in the rain? “

How to know if you’re ready for a dog

The joy that dogs bring can entice many people into getting a dog before they’re ready. As adog parent, it’s your responsibility to make sure you’re ready. Your dog is depending on you tobe a good parent and preparation is key. If you’re thinking about adding a dog to your family,here are just a fewContinue reading “How to know if you’re ready for a dog”

Tips for Taking Your Dog Hiking in Missouri

Hiking is an excellent way to get exercise. You get fresh air. It’s not expensive. And there are beautiful sights to see. It makes sense you’d want to bring your dog along with you. A dog can be the perfect companion to join you on the trail. But, just like you wouldn’t hit the trailsContinue reading “Tips for Taking Your Dog Hiking in Missouri”

The Benefits of Structured Dog Walking

Walking your dog offers more benefits than just exercise. A walk can form a closer bond with your dog, give them firm structure, and help your dog understand their role. Every dog is shaped by their environment. Your dog is going to be looking to you for signs of their role and responsibilities. A structuredContinue reading “The Benefits of Structured Dog Walking”