Dealing with Counter-Surfing Pups

A familiar scene:  You step outside to start your grill so you can cook a steak you spent a good deal of time picking out, only to come back inside to see it has disappeared. Fido is in the corner of the room licking his lips. You’re furious, but what is the correct course of action […]

Get to Know DogSpeak

Communication Not Manipulation

A dear client of mine communicated to me that he believed his dog was manipulating him into giving a treat, pet, toy or just attention (by pawing, offering inappropriate behavior, etc). To manipulate means to control or play upon by artful, unfair, or insidious means especially to one’s own advantage. Is the dog offering behavior to get […]


Getting to Know Us: Gray Peebles

In our latest installment of Getting to Know Us,  we asked our trainer, Gray Peebles, the same fun (random) questions we asked Nikki: 1. If you could only eat one dish for every meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Pizza pizza pizza! 2. What would you do if you won the lottery?  Buy […]