What breed is best for a family with kids?

What breed is best for a family with kids?

If you are a family with kids and are considering getting a new dog, we hope this question has crossed your mind! We see so many people get dogs that are just not a good fit for families and all because they maybe met one dog of that breed that they really liked, or...
Is socialization the end all be all?

Is socialization the end all be all?

If you have a dog, or know someone with a dog you have probably heard about the importance of socialization! As new puppy owners, the term “socialization” gets drilled into your head. You MUST socialize this puppy otherwise it will be aggressive as an...

Raise the criteria but lower your expectations

We often find our clients not understanding why their dog struggles with certain behaviours. Most of the time the human has set a certain expectation and the dog fails miserably. Leading up to this failure no criteria was set, not enough training time was put in, and...
Public Access Testing for Service Dogs in Training

Public Access Testing for Service Dogs in Training

Is your Service Dog in Training (SDiT) ready for public access? Being able to bring your Service Dog into public places is something that is earned not just assumed. In Canada, SDiTs do not have public access until they are fully trained so you will need to practice...

How to Fix Leash Reactivity

Leash reactivity…what is it? Does your dog have it? Is it aggression? Fix Leash Reactivity Let’s unpack what leash reactivity is. When a dog is on leash, and has a reaction to certain triggers/distractions. These reactions can be minor like change in...

Why obedience is not the answer to your problems

Obedience is not the answer to your problems? Obedience…such a commonly used word when we talk about the way we train our dogs.¬† We have been brainwashed to think that obedience is the only thing we need to worry about. The end all be all to training. They must...