Newsflash: Your Dog is NOT Trying to Dominate You

Newsflash: Your Dog is NOT Trying to Dominate You

There is one word that is thrown around the world of the domestic dog way too much, with way too little understanding. The word, my friends, is dominance. Never in the history of the English language has one word been so widely misused and wrongly attributed than the...
Get Rid of the Rawhide

Get Rid of the Rawhide

When I adopted my dog, Hayley, just over ten years ago, rawhide was the bone of choice to give your dog when he was looking for something to gnaw on. And I, like so many others out there, bought them in large quantities and happily gave them to my dog thinking I was...
A Decade with a Dog

A Decade with a Dog

Last week my best furry best friend, Hayley, celebrated her eleventh birthday. Where has the time gone? Was it really ten years ago that I visited that apartment in New York City to see a super hyper pit bull that was being fostered? Back then it was definitely love...
Pit Bull Dress Up

Pit Bull Dress Up

Yesterday I was at a one-year-old birthday party with my wife and two daughters. About an hour into it I found myself sitting down watch my girls wait to get balloon animals (that would pop in the not so distant future causing a meltdown of three-year-old...
Puppy Socialization Will Save Your Dog’s Life

Puppy Socialization Will Save Your Dog’s Life

I’m going to tell you something that is going to sound bit surprising: I want to put myself out of business. Yep, you heard me correctly. My new professional goal is to make sure you never hire me. The bulk of my clients call me because they are having some behavior...
Why Growling is Good

Why Growling is Good

When your lovable family dog, who has always been a happy member of your pack, all of a sudden growls it can be a very surprising and disconcerting event. Most people are shocked and appalled that their lovable fur ball would growl at them, a guest or another dog....

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