November 22, 2019

         

  People with dogs who are fearful of certain things or events have probably heard at least one of these statements as they looked for ways to help their companions “get over” their fears:  “Do not give your fearful...

November 22, 2019

I recently found a lovely videotape of my senior dogs.  A smile came to my face seeing them hiking through woods, swimming in lakes and calming lying by my side during a summer picnic.  Isn’t this why we have pets, to enjoy them throughout all stages of their life?  Th...

October 27, 2015

By Pia Silvani, CPDT-KA, CCBC

 

​The connection we share with our dogs is very different from the other relationships we have in our lives.  When we first bring our dogs home (either as puppies or adults) our goal is to bond and have an everlasting wonderful relationship...

August 31, 2015

 

By Pia Silvani, CPDT-KA CCBC

 

Before you put your reputation on the line, think twice about taking on behavioral cases: the dog’s life and relationship with the owner could be at stake.

 

No matter how simple the case may appear, there is usually no quick, easy solution...

July 19, 2015

By Pia Silvani, CPDT-KA CCBC

 

No one ever said life would be easy for a dog in our human-run world.  Our canines view the world as black or white.  Unfortunately, humans put their dogs in the "gray zone" due to inconsistency when teaching basic manners.  Take jumping, f...

June 23, 2015

 

By Pia Silvani, CPDT-KA, CCBC

I recently found a lovely videotape of my two Golden Retrievers.  A smile came to my face upon seeing this happy-go-lucky pair of “golden oldies” hiking through woods, swimming in lakes and calmly lying by my side during a summer picnic.

 

I...

May 24, 2015

 

By Pia Silvani, CPDT-KA, CCBC

 

Most pet parents never think that it will happen to them but it can at any moment.  If your pet has never been trained to a crate, carrier or riding in the car, you are putting additional stress on your pet when it is time to move and mov...

April 15, 2015

 

By Pia Silvani, CPDT-KA, CCBC

 

Many people freely dispense treats simply because they love their dogs, think they are cute and reward them just for existing.  Dogs love to do things for their owners once they realize that a reward follows.  Who doesn't like to get a pa...

March 16, 2015

By Pia Silvani, CPDT-KA, CCBC

 

How do you know if you’re ready for a dog?  Where do you begin?  First, don’t rush.  Careful planning, research, and assessing your lifestyle are the keys to finding the “right” dog.

 

Before taking the plunge, ask yourself WH...

February 4, 2015

By Pia Silvani, CPDT-KA, CCBC

 

Small dogs can exhibit a variety of behaviors that are quite different from those of their larger counterparts.  Many small dogs tend to be excitable, sometimes noisy and often energetic.  Owners of small dogs tend to be drawn to them for...

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