Archive for the ‘Dog Behavior’ Category

Your Dog’s Meal Time and How it Effects Their Behavior

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Behavioral issues can be caused by many and sometimes multiple influencers. Many people think behavior is heavily based on genetics. While genetics can certainly have an impact, you cannot downplay the impact of environmental influences. One of those influences is diet, and that is what this blog will be about. What you feed your dog […]

Food Aggressive Dogs | This Worked for Me!

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Charlie Bear came to us at 10 years old.  He was a large blond golden retriever who was a show dog in his youth.  Since he had spent the bulk of his youth preparing for competitions, I could only presume that he thought only about food for all his years.  I am almost certain that […]

Comparing CBD Oil Dog Supplements

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

It is official:  CBD oil supplements and treats are a big hit for pets these days.  Wanting to help manage your “canine kid’s” pain and anxiety using a naturopathic alternative?  Look no further.  CBD oil is the primary choice for many, and you may want to consider this alternative for good reasons.  We now have […]

Negative Punishment, What is it and How it Works for Your Dog’s Behavior

Sunday, October 21st, 2018

In the world of psychology, the definition of Negative Punishment is removing a desirable stimulus or opportunity in order to make an unwanted behavior decrease. A good example of negative punishment is the ‘be a tree’ scenario where you stop moving forward as soon as the dog puts pressure on the leash. Negative…you took away […]

When Rewarding Your Dog Becomes Punishment

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

We all act and interact according to our species (nature) and what we have experienced in our lives (nurture). We subconsciously meld these two things together in order to form our personalities, our likes and dislikes, our fears and our desires. In this realm, we run a parallel with our dogs. As a species, we […]

Dog Behavior – Submissive Roll , Alpha Roll and Strategic Roll. What’s the Difference?

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Dog behavior and nuances in body language are a lifelong study. The simple behavior of a dog rolling onto his back can have many implications. In the context of play, a dog will quite often roll on his back without any submissive or deference intended. Many dogs happily sleep on their back and still others […]