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Part III: The Art of Speaking Dog behavior modification dog behavior May 02, 2022

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...

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Adivce For New Dog Parents behavior modification charlotte local dog behavior Mar 14, 2022

 

Becoming a pet parent is not an easy task.

Most owners bury themselves in research over the best way to raise a puppy, to the best nutrition, and so on. After realizing everyone has a different way of raising a puppy, It shortly gets overwhelming. We thought we could by giving a list of...

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Fact or Myth: Flooding Your Dog charlotte local dog behavior dog training dogs myth busters Feb 18, 2022

Almost six years ago, when Zena was a puppy everything from nutrition to how we treat our dogs has changed. If you are not constantly evolving and growing as a person, then you become subordinate

 



Life around us is ever adapting to this world, and we should be applying the exact science...

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App Review: SniffSpot canine enrichment charlotte local dog behavior Feb 04, 2022

This app is a game-changer for dog parents, especially if you have a sweet but psycho pup. Leash reactivity is typical in high drive breeds and is usually due to lack of exposure around their triggers while on leash. They think the leash holds them back and makes them act out like a fool on a...

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Fact or Myth: Human Food Is Bad For Dogs behavior modification dog allergies dog behavior dog health dog nutrition doggie adhd Feb 01, 2022

100% Percent A Fucking Myth

The evidence was there all along and somehow we still do not question enough when it comes to the health and nutrition of our pets. The same people that have told us that dogs need carbs in their diet are the same people that can benefit from us or our pets being...

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Our Training Philosophies: Don't Be A Dick behavior modification dog training dog behavior dog parenting who are we? Jan 28, 2022

What are our training philosophies at A-Z DOGS?

It is simple. Don't be a dick.

Dog parents that ask too many questions are our favorite. No, we are not being sarcastic for once because we are the same way.

So what does not being a dick mean in our programs mean?

It means we treat your pup with...

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When Bed Sleeping Is NOT Ideal: behavior modification dog behavior dog health dog parenting Jan 15, 2022

 

Rarely dog behavior is black and white, and the same goes for dog parenting. Below is a list of the times where I do not recommend bed sleeping until you hire a professional trainer to get some foundation and structure in the home first. Remember as your pup ages and the years go on you...

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Fact or Myth: Should Dogs Be Allowed In Bed? behavior modification dog behavior dog training Jan 13, 2022

Fact or Myth: Dogs Be Allowed In Bed

 

I will be the first to admit that I believed and preached all the lies when I began dog training, of course not knowing better. When you know better, you do better and do not beat yourself up for what you didn't know. Dogs bed sleeping DOES NOT cause...

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My Pack: The Story Of Oakley behavior modification dog behavior rescue story Jan 07, 2022

My Pack: The Story Of Oakley 

 

Oakley is the only dog in my pack that I haven't raised since a puppy. I met Oakley when I first met my husband, Alan, in late 2017. Alan got Oakley from the humane society as a puppy. Oakley was listed as a puppy at The Humane Society as a Cattle Dog,...

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Car Safety For Your Pup behavior modification car safety dog behavior travel safety Jan 02, 2022

Car Safety For Your Pup

 

There are a few different options when it comes to car safety with your doggo. Just putting your dog in the car without an extra layer of security is not recommended anymore. The options can be overwhelming choosing a setup or car product that fits you and your...

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Your Dog Is What He Eats. behavior modification dog behavior dog health dog nutrition Nov 10, 2021

 

 

Dog Nutrition: Your Dog Is What He Eats.

That's at least what we've all heard a million times. I agree with this statement, but I am no health freak. I want my dogs to live healthy life for as many years to come. 
 
Our dogs' nutrition is usually the last thing on...
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Why Do Dogs Dig? behavior modification canine enrichment dog behavior dog training Oct 06, 2021

The simple answer is that it is fun and enriching for your dog to dig.

Enrichment, defined loosely, is dogs' primal needs, even when they are inconvenient for humans. Primal needs for your dog can be anything from sniffing and digging to chasing. These habits can be more assertive in certain...

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