Learn to Read the Room
Things can go haywire anywhere, but there are a few places where tension goes from 0-60 lickety split. Play the tape in advance. By going through various scenarios before they happen, you’ll be able to handle them like a pro.
No one needs to know...
What Does It Mean to Advocate for Your Dog?
Verb, ad-vo-cat-ed, ad-vo-cat-ing
- To speak or write in favor of; support or urge by argument; recommend publicly
- To act as an advocate
But what does it really mean to advocate...
Ever wonder why your dog is better around certain people?
Your Energy Matters
If you are in a bad mood or getting frustrated just think about how your dog feels when they have no clue what you are saying. The same is true when that lady with good intentions gets your pup so excited with...
Using Your Voice With Your Dog
Say It Once
Know what else shouts “this is not that deep” when talking to your dog? Not expecting immediate results.
If you’ve ever been told you have until the count of five to stop doing something and you stopped on one… well,...
Dog Language 101: How to Talk to Your Dog
How many times have you told your dog exactly what to do and the little monster didn’t listen?
“Percy, I told you to stay off the couch. How hard is it? I’m not saying it again… don’t look at me like you’re...
Dogs Crave Attention When They’re Bored
If you’re home alone with your dog, it’s not a humblebrag to say you’re the most interesting thing in the room. But sometimes, your dog needs a distraction.
Especially in 2022, when being at home involves working...
Do you feel your dogs' attention span is worse than yours?
We do too.
While this is common in certain breeds and varies how severe depending on your pup's age. We have learned a few tricks to teach your dog when it is time to play versus when it is time to work.
Please work with the distractions...
Mayday Stage Five Clinger
Does it make you a bad dog mom if you just wish your dog would leave you the fuck alone now and then?
Absolutely not. You’re the best kind of dog mom, because you want to understand why your dog is so clingy and what you can do to help.
Your Dog Thinks Leaving Means Forever
A more serious issue is when the learned behavior comes from fear of abandonment. This is common with rescue dogs, who were often taught early (and sometimes repeatedly) that when its owner leaves, they may not come back.
Dogs with abandonment issues...
Self-Care Matters for Dog Owners
Does the idea of self-care seem kinda selfish? It’s not. Taking care of your own mental and physical wellness will ensure that you’re ready to show up for your dog.
They’re intuitive little buggers and they know when...
Part of succeeding at a new skill is prevalence. The point of learning a new skill is to try something new and be a novice at first.
"If you do not learn from your failures, you will never know the meaning of true success."
When training or bonding with your...