Tips for Parents and Dog Owners to Help Keep Kids Safe
Tips for parents and dog owners to help keep kids safe: The 3 Most Important Things to Teach Your Kids...Read More
Tips for Ensuring Safe and Happy Holidays for People and Dogs
By Niki Tudge All behaviors that dogs exhibit are designed either to access pleasurable situations and desirable objects or to...Read More
WHAT IS PUNISHMENT AND WHY SHOULD WE AVOID USING IT WITH OUR PETS?
What is Punishment and Why Should We Avoid Using It with Our Pets? Behaviors toward a pet, such as...Read More
Your Puppy Socialization Checklist
Your Puppy Socialization SOCIALIZATION is the process of introducing a puppy to the world in a way that will help...Read More
Need a Mentor or a Coach or A Business Advocate? Look At How the DogSmith Can Help You!
If you are a professional credentialed Dog Trainer, Behavior Consultant or Pet Care Professional looking for effective, easy ways to...Read More
Need Help With Your Dogs Behavior?
I can still remember the first time I left a clients house feeling I had saved a dogs life. As...Read More
Why Do Half of all Dog Bites Involve Children and The Family Dog?
Is it simple proximity, kids provoke dogs; dogs are frightened of children, etc? In my opinion lots of pet owners...Read More
The Proper use of Food In Dog Training!
Why should I use food when training my dog? Surely if I ask my dog to do something he should...Read More
The DogSmith’s Top 10 Tips for Keeping Pets Safe & Happy During The Holiday Season
Christmas should be a time to celebrate with friends and family but, sadly, a busy house full of guests and...Read More
Teach Don’t Punish
Everything is a Teaching Moment. When you come across a situation where a student is doing something inappropriate simply ask...Read More
Please Don’t Use Pet Training Devices Intended to Startle – They create more problems than solutions!
Pet Correction Devices Unfortunately, the concept of dominance and the perceived need to have total control over one’s pets has...Read More
My Method is Better Than Your Method ………
There are always rumblings on social media about different dog training methods and their names and acronyms. Everyone seems to...Read More
The Power of Public Relations & The Difference Between and The Individual Value of News Releases, Editorials and Advertorials
Great Tools For Your Business! It takes hard work to accomplish anything in life and the same can be said...Read More
Why DogSmiths Educate Pet Owners on The Use of Positve Reinforcement Training Methods
Renowned Canine Training and Behavior Experts Interviews We asked a group of renowned canine training and behavior experts how they...Read More
No Place For Dominance – It’s Old Hat!
Despite the growing body of scientific research to the contrary, the “dominance” approach is one that some still elect to...Read More
POSITIVE SOCIALIZATION – What it is and What it isn’t!
A short excerpt from DogNostics' Pet Dog Solutions online Program - Your Guide to Positive Socialization written by Louise Stapleton-Frappell What...Read More
DogSmiths are members of the Pet Professional Guild. This is a published Position Statement from PPG on Equipment-Used-for-the-Management-Training-and-Care-of-Pets By Niki...Read More
The Physical Effects of Harmful Training Devices
In addition to the potential psychological effects of using training devices that cause pain or evoke fear, there is also...Read More
Summer Is Here ! Protect Your Pets Against Heatstroke With This Heat Index Tool
This information does not replace the advice or instruction given to you by your veterinarian Summer is when dogs are...Read More
Canine Social Behavior – Your Dogs Communication System
A dog’s communication systems are greatly ritualized, and have evolved specifically to avoid or cut off conflict. This has made...Read More