Friday, February 24, 2017


Here's a great article. I witnessed this the other day. An incident happened and folks yelled at a dog that it should know better. It was concerning to me for a couple reasons.

Person with reactive dogs should be seeking help for that issue because it's only going to get worse. And it might not end as well as it did this time. In my Help for Reactive Dogs classes I teach both owners and dogs to learn better choices especially when faced with a stray or loose dog. I even teach some of that in my regular classes.

Dog that was yelled at was just acting like a dog would on the loose. It was an accident and he just ran.

But if you have a reactive dog, you gotta have a plan and be aware of your environment and move quick to avoid your dog going over threshold.

Soon I will be setting up my Help for Reactive Dogs classes at the park. First we'll be teaching a workshop on reactivity, what it is, what you can do and what you can teach your dog. Then we'll schedule the classes. Watch your email inbox, my Facebook page Playful Pooches and Parents Dog Training and my website for more info soon. I can help you and your dog be the best you can be.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Missing Nitey

Nitrox passed away Jan 13 this year. He was 14 years and 2 mos. He was part chow and part lab. And he was a barker. That's what I miss the most. Food time-he'd bark. First up in the morning-he'd bark. At Buster the lab chow that looked like his twin-he'd bark. Even broke a tooth fence fighting with Buster. Buster crossed the bridge Jan 16 2012. Nitey and him must be making up and playing right about now. Barking their heads off because they can. Funny that's what I really miss. Sage misses him too even though they weren't the best of friends. Sage barks, and howls but nothing like that annoying, lovable lab chow bark. Run free guys. Run like someone left the gate open. And know that you are loved and missed. 💔

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Facebook Live today!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Sitting at the park having some "me" time. Haven't blogged in a while. So just sharing some thoughts and a pic today. My mom passed away Christmas Day. It was hard but also fitting as she loved Christmas and we spent lots of Christmases with her at my house. Next year I'm putting up a big tree in her honor. Miss you Mom. 🎄

I'm also going Live! Facebook Live This Tuesday 6:15pm. Question and Answers. Because sometimes there's just not enough time to answer all your questions in a one hour class. 🐶

And announcing a new trainer added to the Staff at the Family Pet Center in Anderson. Allison Camp of Pups Unleashed. Check her out on Facebook. She will be teaching on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings. I think you will love her! We will team up on some seminars and workshops this spring. Can't wait for you to meet her.😄

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Interesting articles

Saturday, October 22, 2016