As you know, we recommend transporting your dog in a crate, seat belt, or behind a cargo barrier when you travel by automobile, at least until your pet is two years old. But this can be tricky for truck owners
All dogs can get stressed by normal children and their activities, and that likelihood increases when you add masks, screaming, and erratic behavior. If your dog becomes stressed (heavy panting, increased arousal, excessive whining and drooling are clues) on Halloween, don’t try and talk your pet out of it.
Somewhere towards the bottom of most dog trainers' Obedience Command Priority List lies the command 'Shake'. It's often thought of as a trick, or parlor game - something to do to show your dog off in front of the neighbors.
Just last week, we had a client ask for the 'magic trick' to keeping her dog from scratching on the door to come inside, after being out in the yard. Here are some solutions, applying our E.M.T.C.P.R method to the problem!