The Power of ‘YES’

When we moved into our new enrichment facility in Phoenix, we realized immediately that our neighbors had several dogs. We didn’t hear barking, squeaky toys or grown men talking like little girls asking ‘Who’s a good boy?’ we kept hearing people shouting ‘NO!’ over and over again. It became a bit of an obsession to …

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The Puzzle Time Puzzle

I am often asked how long one should work with their dog on a game or activity. In general, I suggest starting with 5-15 minutes. Your dog will let you know when he or she has had enough. You want your together time to be fun and rewarding, not become a chore or worse-frustrating for …

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Dogs on the Beach!

I think many of us are reminiscing about places we have visited, longing to be able to travel and have more adventures again. As a Phoenix native, I have been dreaming of spending time on a beach, packing up the pups, having fun digging in the sand, splashing in the water and relaxing. This made …

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Manners vs. Obedience

Obedience is defined as: the state or quality of being obedient. In dog world, obedience training consists of teaching a dog to obey commands to show good behavior. This may consist of things like sitting and lying down on command, or coming when called. This is all fine and good and is important if you …

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