By Sandra Roosna / March 30, 2022

How we define "naughty" is relative - it depends on the environment we've set up for ourselves and our dogs, & the rules we've put in place.

Unwanted behaviors arise from a number of things, such as:

💜 not understanding the rules

💜 not having an... Keep reading>>

By Sandra Roosna / March 21, 2022

There is no doubt that wanting our pups to be well-socialized with others comes from a good place. There are many ways to do it safely, on a 6-ft leash on a sidewalk is not one of them, however.

Here are 5 reasons why:

💜 Interrupts communication:

The way dogs greet... Keep reading>>

As much as many of us hate to hear and admit it, dominance theory IS dead.

This rather far-fetched approach to dog social behavior started with observing a group of wolves at the zoo in the 1930s. Rudolph Schenkel, the Swiss researcher who carried out the study, suggested that wolves are in constant competition for a higher social status, and the only way to achieve that is by... Keep reading>>

And you're not alone!

Chanting the cue is one of the most common mistakes dog parents make.

If our dog doesn't perform the cue right away, we tend to repeat it. If that doesn't work we raise our voice. We assume that the pup is either stubborn or doesn't hear us (or both)...

Do me a favor and tell... Keep reading >>