It’s that time again

It’s almost here.  The 4th of July.  For many people, it is a day of picnics, social gatherings, food, and fun, culminating in a brilliant display of fireworks against a dark sky.  For many dogs, however, it’s a day of stress and terror, especially for those with noise phobias and sound sensitivities.  It’s also the … More It’s that time again


But what does safe inclusion look like?

You’ve done your homework.  You have learned about dog body language.  You use success stations and proactive separation.  You have been diligently facilitating a safe coexistence between your dog and baby.  But now you have a toddler.  An active, independent, ever-curious, running, climbing, grabbing, throwing, evolving human being.  And you worry about how often that … More But what does safe inclusion look like?

Starting New

For many of us a new year means new goals.  We make goals for work, goals for our health and fitness, goals to make our lives more balanced or to visit new places.  But do we make goals for our dogs?  Rarely.  Luckily, the Association of Professional Dog Trainers has all the encouragement you need … More Starting New