Inquisitive Canine - Summer Training Tips

Top Five Training Tips for the Dog Days of Summer

Before you and your inquisitive canine head out to the beach, hit the trails or visit friends this summer, take a minute to check out some of our dog training pro tips. Our love-of-dog training approach will help you keep your dog safe while having tons of fun-in-the-sun this summer! TIP #1: Use Positive Reinforcement to Strengthen Behaviors You Like and Want  Did you … Read More
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Dog Training: Cookies vs. Corrections

Whether you’ve just acquired a new dog, have been a longtime dog parent, or are growing your family with a furry addition, you might find yourself seeking practical dog training solutions to everyday challenges. And if you ask around, you’ll receive many opinions. Sadly, dog training is a completely unregulated industry. That means when making decisions about pet training and management, we have to rely … Read More
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Prepping Your Pup for Take Your Dog to Work Day®

Okay, so this is a good news/better news situation… The good news? Take Your Dog to Work Day® – one of my favorite pawlidays – is Friday, June 25! (More like Fri-yay!) The better news? According to Pet Sitters International, “The entire week leading up to Take Your Dog To Work Day® is Take Your Pet To Work Week® (June 21-25, 2021).” Yep – the … Read More
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Before You Foster or Adopt a Dog, Read This

Did you know that June is National Foster a Pet Month? If you’re considering opening your heart and home to an inquisitive canine, we’re here for you! Whether your new foster – or furever – family member will be a puppy or adolescent, an adult or a senior, we want to take a minute to walk you through some of the initial planning and … Read More
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Using Food for Training High Value

Dog Training Dilemma – To Treat or Not to Treat?

Since launching The Inquisitive Canine, I’m often asked about a somewhat meaty topic in the field of dog training and behavior – using food in training. So I thought I’d serve up a heaping helping of expertise in dog behavior with a side order of pawsitivity, discussing the who, what, how, when, and where of using food for training your inquisitive canine. Q: Should … Read More
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Let’s Celebrate Pet Appreciation Week

Cheers and woofs! Pet Appreciation Week is June 6–12! Here at The Inquisitive Canine, we’ve come up with four pawsome ways we can all show appreciation for the pups in our lives: Be Their Voice Dogs have a lot to say, but oftentimes no one is listening. Go beyond the bark to become proficient in the verbal and non-verbal ways canines communicate. You can … Read More
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Celebrate National Best Friends Day with Your BFF – Best Fur Friend!

Sure dogs are humans’ best friends, but are you a BFF to your dog? Of course you are! And here are some more ways to celebrate that most sacred dog-hooman bond: Enhance your relationship by creating opportunities to unleash adventures and harness fun from your inquisitive canine’s point of view. How about a Sniffari? Explore dog-friendly places in your own town and neighborhood. Yes, … Read More
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Tips for Pet Preparedness Month and Fire Season

June is National Pet Preparedness Month. While we sincerely hope you’ll never have to face an emergency or disaster, we know that being prepared is the best way to safeguard you and your loved ones, whatever may come your way. We also know your pets are family and you’ll want to include them in your household’s preparedness plans. As you do, consider the following tips: # 1 … Read More
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Dog Training Skills for a Fun-in-the-Sun Summer!

Long holiday weekends.  Summertime. Finally!  After a very long and trying year, people- and their pets- are more than ready for some outdoor adventures, including heading out to the beach, hitting the trails, and best of all, visiting friends. Before lacing up those shoes and leashing up your dog, we think this is a perfect opportunity to share some helpful and fun tips to … Read More
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Five Ways Our Dogs Rescue Us

As National Rescue Dog Day approaches on May 20, let’s flip the script, and think about the ways that sometimes our dogs rescue us: Inspiration – Little did I know when we adopted a dog in 2003 that my life would soon go to the dogs! The original Inquisitive Canine, Poncho Gonzales Hunter Mayer sparked my interest in understanding the science of animal learning. … Read More
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