Can Doggy Day Care or ‘Pack Walks’ Do more harm than good?

By Angela Pitman © Dec 2018 MAPDT 00385 MIACE MICB MICAN There has been a massive increase in the business of Dog Day Care and ‘Pack Walks’ over the last few years, but is this the right thing for your dog? We would need to look at several things before coming to a...

Dog Training: Its not opinion, its science

By Tori Ganino, BS, CDBC, CPDT-KA As a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, I talk with many people about different methods used to train their dogs.  Being a trainer that works on scientifically supported methods of building confidence, creating replacement behaviors,...

Rescue Dogs from abroad

By Lyn Fleet There is increasingly a growing trend for people to adopt/rescue dogs from various countries abroad; Romania, Greece, Spain, France and others. Personally I’m not in favour of this because there are thousands of dogs in this country, languishing in rescue...

What is a balanced trainer?

Written by Lyn Fleet MICB MICAN Feb 2019 There is an increasing and worrying trend for people to promote themselves as a ‘balanced dog trainer’. A fairly innocuous phrase you might think, particularly when seeing the word balanced. Something that is balanced means of...

The Importance of Cooperative Care in Dog Training

By Tori Ganino, BS, CDBC, CPDT-KA Nail trims Cooperative care has become a frequently used term in the positive reinforcement world of animal training. This is where an animal has a choice in his care and is an active participant. It is even used with animals in zoos....

Choosing a Doggy Daycare part 2

By Tori Ganino, BS, CDBC, CPDT-KA February 5, 2019   In addition to the six questions outlined in “Choosing a Doggy Daycare, Part 1”, there are four more that we would like you to consider. 1) How does the staff control the dogs? Staff should be trained to handle all...