Category: Dog Behavior

  • Helping Your Dog Adjust to Being Home Alone Again

    As Austin goes back to the office – how is this going to affect your dog? We want to help your dog adjust to being home alone again. I think a silver lining to the Stay-At-Home Order was that people spent more time with their pets.  As much as we missed our daily dog walks […]

  • Five Things To Do When Your Dog Jumps

    I encounter dogs jumping all the time, so when this article arrived in my inbox I felt implied to share and add. Here are five things to do when your dog jumps on people: Originally written by Pat Miller, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, CDBC Added information written by Amy Fiala, 10-year dog walking professional There’s a common […]

  • How to Introduce your Newborn Baby to your Dog

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    The excitement of a baby on the way is felt by all in the home and that includes your dog.  Here are some tips to foster a smooth introduction of your new baby to your fur baby. How to introduce your Newborn Baby to your Dog   What to do when you find out you […]

  • The Proper Way to Pet a Dog

    Proper way to pet dog

    The Proper Way to Pet a Dog After reading that above headline, you may have thought to yourself, “There’s no right or wrong way to pet a dog. I’ve had dogs my whole life!” It’s true that canines tend to be less persnickety than cats when it comes to human affection, but veterinarians stress that there’s still some […]

  • When To Give Affection

    I’ve been in the involved with dogs as an owner, trainer, and dog walker for the past 25 years and something I see ALL THE TIME is owners giving affection at the wrong time.  Owners think they are consoling their dog when they are frightened, but they are really rewarding them FOR the frightened behavior.  I […]

  • 5 Reasons Your Dog Loves to Hump Other Dogs, Austin TX

    I have had many people ask me about why their Austin dog humps others while playing with others.  Much of what I have researched and found is also located in the article below that I found on Dogster.  I’ve also read that it can be because a dog is telling the other dog to calm […]