5 Dog Blog
All dogs feel pain. Some dogs mask it better than others, some dogs will fall apart due to a minor injury, and act as if they are totally "painless" to a serious one. Does it go as far back as the dogs wild orgins? Do they mask serious injury to keep from looking vulnerable to potential predators? more »
If you want to know more about our training program and our philosophy please check out our latest interview!!!! It is an audio interview with PackPeople. Click here to hear it www.packpeople.com.
I am thrilled to say we now have our interview with Fox 9 news posted right on our site!
Back in July, on a balmy 97 degree very humid day (don't believe me, check out my hair in it frizzzzz ha ha), Kelsey Sobe, and her awesome camera man Steve, came to our country home, and interviewed us for 5 Dogs and a Baby. more »
Well folks, the 4th of July holiday got me thinking about a blog topic near and dear to my heart. What holiday if any should my dog participate in? You all know I love my dogs to death, however I am kind of a "holiday doggie buzz kill" and let me explain why. Let's take the most recent holiday, the 4th of July. There are many dogs that suffer from sound sensitivity. Fireworks booming and popping can frighten most dogs without sound sensitivity to the point of disorientation, let alone sound sensitive dogs. more »
Today's blog is on the a little known affliction called P.N.D.S. Although there is no cure, there are things you can do to help manage this syndrome. My dog Mythos suffers from P.N.D.S., it can be costly, and frustrating at times. The symptoms of this affliction can be taxing, and too much for most to deal with. Some people choose to give up their dog to a shelter, or rescue for the reason that, management of this syndrome can feel like a full time job. But there is hope for those of us with dogs that have P.N.D.S. more »
We are adding yet another page to the book of hyjinx also known as our daily lives. Sunday was dog bath day in our house, much to everyone's chagrin. As I mentally and physically prepare for the 5 dog bath marathon that is about to take place, I fail to realize a new twist is about to rise up. more »
A friend of mine just agreed to dog sit for a year, while the dog's owner is over seas. He said the dog is very well trained, but they have one problem, the dog loves to dig. He wanted some pointers, to stop this digging. I said "Well let's blog about it. "First off let's talk about the breed of this dog. As I have only viewed one photo of the dog, I am just guessing here, but I am fairly confident that it is a Siberian Husky, or a strong mix there of. more »
Our previous blog talked about rewards. I would like to extend the conversation into today's blog, but from a different angle. I want you to look at the list that you made of the things your dog loves and rank them 1-5. One being the best. Now, make a list of all the places you need your dog to comply with your behavior requests. For example, the living room, the fenced back yard off leash, on the regular walk, at a pet store, and at a dog park.
We are going to look at an example of this with one of my dogs, Vegas
Top 5 foods (food is her reward wheelhouse) Top 5 activities more »
Today's blog is going to be a training treat, emphasis on the treat part. We are going to talk about what trumps what in your dog's world.
Before your training journey begins the most important thing you need to learn about your canine companion is, what do I have that my dog wants? What does my dog consider a reward? Is is food? Is it my attention? Is it a toy, or game? To what level can my dog's attention be held with this item that they consider a reward. Is it a high value, high distraction reward? Or is it a low value, low distraction reward? more »