How do you exercise your dog when it’s cold outside? Here are 7 of my favourite ways to tire out a dog indoors!
Struggling with changing your dogs behaviour? Make sure that you’re properly using management & training!
Dog separation anxiety is often poorly understood. If you think your dog has separation anxiety, these are myths you need to know!
Dog shows often put dogs over threshold, then “train” them. Learn what a dog’s threshold is & why it’s actually a terrible time to train!
Have a fearful puppy or dog?? First impressions matter! Here is my favourite way to introduce a shy dog to new people.
Are you telling your dog what you think you are? These 5 tips for better communication with your dog will make dog training MUCH easier!
Understanding dog trigger stacking can help you recognize and prevent potential scenarios where your dog reacts poorly “out of the blue”.
Puppy socialization is often misunderstood (Hint- it’s not just playing with other dogs). Here’s what you need to know!
Dog training isn’t a regulated industry. Shockingly, ANYONE can call themselves a trainer. Here’s why you should use force-free dog training!
Resource guarding is misunderstood. Let’s explore what resource guarding truly is (hint- you resource guard!) and the best ways to prevent it.
Does your dog hate baths? Let’s change that! Learn the reasons why your dog might dislike the bath & what you can do to fix it!
A marker word tells your dog “What you JUST did is what I want you to keep doing!”. It’ll make training your dog easier & faster!
Whether we intend for it or not, dogs are ALWAYS learning. When you understand how dogs learn it can help encourage the behaviors you want.
My mom was a dog trainer so I grew up surrounded by dogs. Helping run group classes or training dogs for 6 hours on Saturdays was just part of my normal life.
Like many teenagers, I originally decided I didn't want to follow in my parents footsteps. I went to university and worked in pediatric healthcare for multiple years, yet rarely felt content.
I noticed my favourite part of my day continued to be my time with my dog! I also started noticing the advice "trainers" were giving to dog owners that bordered on outright abuse. These "alpha theory" methods are not only unnecessary, they're actually wrong!
I decided to become a trainer and launch Happy Hounds Dog Training to show that you can train incredibly obedient, happy dogs with positive methods!