Puppies, Puppies, Puppies!

Puppies are cute and cuddly, but they’re a lot of work. Puppy expert, Gila Kurtz, talks to Kim about how to get ready for a puppy and what to do in the first week to help your new furry family member acclimate to its new home. From how to pick a puppy to what to […]

Tails From Alaska: Canine nose work, shelter dogs, and building a successful reward based dog training business

Metis Riley, CPDT-KA, discusses her personal growth from a dog walker to a reward based dog trainer in Alaska. Reactivity is her focus, working not only with clients but also with dogs in shelters, helping them to get adopted. Metis created a unique program that uses canine nose work in shelter dogs to help them […]

Agility For All Dogs Including Ones With Behavior Problems

Heather Adams, KPA CTP, CBATI, talks about the sport of agility and how it can help dogs learn to focus, as well as gain self-control and confidence, while providing a fun outlet for dog/owner teams. Whether you use agility for fun or join the competitive side of the sport, it offers huge benefits that go […]

When to Use a Veterinary Behaviorist, The “Psychiatrist” of the Dog World

Dr. Amy Pike, DVM, DACVB, IAABC-CABC, Boarded Veterinary Behaviorist talks about the role a vet behaviorist plays in dealing with aggression and extreme fear in dogs. One of only 84 vet behaviorists in North America, Dr. Pike is a specialist in behavior medicine, who is essentially the “psychiatrist” of the veterinary world. She discusses her […]

Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas Safety with Kids & Dogs

Cathy Reisfeld, Michelle McCarthy, CDBC, and Kim Merritt, discuss how to plan a safe holiday season with kids and dog. Learn about safety plans and dog management during Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s. Get great tips and tricks for how to manage your pups during the holiday season. From how to go trick […]