"Going Mental" 3 Things You Can Do to Decrease Stress and Increase Pleasure For You and Your Dog. Adding the Balance to Your Dogs Needs Decrease Your Stress and Increase Joy The bulk of the work I do with dogs is dealing with unwanted behaviors. In many cases, I get contacted as a last resort and at that point the dog and the owners are going mental. That is, they are at whit's end and whether they know it or not so is their dog. When I tell them the problem and the solution is mental, they … [Read more...] about Going Mental! 3 Things You Can Do to Decrease Stress and Increase Pleasure For You and Your Dog
How Unleashed Potential Can Help You- A look at our Lifetime Group Class After The Private Dog Training Lessons. We offer private training sessions, or a board and train, followed by group classes for life. This allows you and your dog to learn in a calm, quiet environment while having all the focus and attention on you. Once private training is complete, you can attend weekly group classes, like the one in this video, for the rest of your dog's life. This means you will have a … [Read more...] about Lifetime Group Class
I've assessed hundreds of dogs up to this point in my career as a dog trainer. The biggest constant I see as the underlying cause of the behaviour problems presented to me is quite simple, the dog's needs are not being met. Most of the dogs I've met are being cared for from a health and wellness standpoint, although a lot of people are feeding very poor quality food to their dogs but that is another topic for another time. What I'm referring to is proper physical and mental exercise and … [Read more...] about Meeting Your Dog’s Needs, Unleashed Potential Halifax.
Once in a while I hear people say, " I did obedience with my dog but he forgets it all now". This is a statement that makes me shake my head. I don't believe this to be true. I believe if you train your dog to fully understand a name to a behaviour then they don't completely forget it. Over time, like us, if you don't use it you loose it. They will get sloppy and they will refuse BUT They don't completely forget it. Watch the video of Duke Ferguson working with his dog Nitro after a … [Read more...] about Do Dogs Forget Obedience They Have Learned?
This is how my puppy, River, eats every piece of food she gets. Feeding time is training time. My dogs work for a living. This provides some of the mental stimulation they need and when combined with physical exercise most of the behaviour problems we see simply go away or are severely diminished. This is how I instruct all of my clients in the program to go about it. Some do and some don't and it is very easy to spot the difference in the dogs as a result. It isn't that you can't get … [Read more...] about Feeding Time is Training Time – Step One