I know... life can be overwhelming, and adding a dog or puppy doesn't lighten the load. Like needy toddlers, dogs often don't understand what's expected of them. Without direction, they respond in ways that can be hard to understand. Some get hyper, others shy, loud or reactive.
The good news? You don't have to treat your dog wrong to get him to behave right. In fact, dogs learn better when you're compassionate and kind.
Like kids, dogs want to fit in. Really, they do. If your dog's behaving badly or seems confused, you can get help. Connect with me digitally or in person: Solutions are often easier than you think.
You don't need to be a dog trainer to have a happy dog, but working with one can help!
Growing up in a sport-centric community, I was the clumsy kid who rose to fame as a certifiable "dog magnet." More interested in playing with dogs than soccer balls I was told again and again “You are way too into dogs!” Like that was a bad thing! When I couldn't be with dogs? I was reading and writing about them!
Fast-forward a few decades, and you’ll find me doing the same thing! Choose from one of my 13 books, read my blogs online to get both solutions and a fresh look at that beloved dog you adore. Fortunately teaching your dog or puppy to adapt to your lifestyle doesn't have to be hard or expensive to be effective. Pick up anyone of my books- you'll have my support every step of the way.
Doglandia | My Blog
I've been a dog trainer for over twenty-four years, making my living—literally—at the end of a leash. As a working woman, wife, mother and all-around citizen of the world, I sometimes find myself at the end of a more metaphorical leash, pulled in a million different directions at once. Blogging about it all - kids, dogs, culture, and community- brings me back to center…until the next big tug.
From my blog, Doglandia, which takes a dog-centric look at life, love, and good behavior, to my contributions on the Huffington Post and other guest blogs, I tackle decision making and problem-solving with empathy & humor. Living and loving a dog, while sometimes challenging, can be fun once you have a tour guide to lead you down the right path!