There are several different preferred methods for preparing a dog for fireworks. Some people prefer to provide a safe space, veterinarian prescribed medication, herbal remedies, naturopathic, training, and other methods.
For a training session to go smoothly and for you and your dog to be on the same wavelength, there needs to be some structure and clear communication. Find out how to maximise your dog’s training and enrichment sessions using these boundaries.
In any relationship, boundaries are essential for the happiness and safety of both parties. This applies to both humans and dogs. Dogs need boundaries in a variety of ways and for many reasons, which we explore in this post.
It is obviously a very challenging time at the moment amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, with a lot of upheaval and change for most of us. This can be tough for dogs too, so here are some tips on how to make sure to keep them stimulated, calm and maintain their training.
Life with an Assistance Dog is not all rainbows and unicorns. Phoenix Giraffa gives insight into the challenges of it, from the perspective of someone training their assistance dog.
We discuss the Countryside Code and its importance when it comes to dogs.
Being very low on energy is an all too common occurrence when you live with chronic physical and mental illness. Here are some tips for how to get that essential training done with your dog, despite your symptoms.
A fellow Assistance Dog handler has created some fantastic training and vet log templates and shared them with the community. And we got permission to share them with you!
Some ideas for how to cram dog training into a busy schedule, without even having to really try! And bonus – by doing this, you can increase your bond with your dog and practise tricks and tasks in a variety of environments!
I recently saw a post where someone commented that the dog in question was performing a response not an alert. The theory behind this was that the dog was responding to a symptom and that an alert happens before symptoms. Elmiri Fox discusses this further!