As a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT), I frequently face questions about clingy puppies and Velcro dogs. Devoted pet guardians want to know how to help their dogs have confidence and learn to be more independent. Certainly, some are concerned that their pets may be experiencing separation anxiety. Fortunately, not every pup that struggles to […]Continue Reading"The Importance of Teaching Dogs to Be Independent — Part I"
As many of us start thinking about venturing back into the office after months working from home, there seem to be more questions than answers. One of those questions for loving pet guardians is, “Will my dog have separation anxiety after quarantine?” While every situation is different and hopefully most pets may not suffer from […]Continue Reading"Heading Back into the Office? Help Make It a Smooth Transition for Your Dog"
Why Choose a Dog Harness? There are several good reasons you might choose a dog harness over a collar for attaching the leash on walks and adventures with your dog. Dogs who pull while wearing a collar can put pressure on their necks, potentially injuring sensitive structures of the spine, throat and neck area. Even without an […]Continue Reading"Is a Harness Right for Your Inquisitive Canine?"
Since becoming a trainer and launching The Inquisitive Canine, I had always considered developing a dog harness thatwould not only help dogs and their owners enjoy adventures together, but that would also eliminate the need and use of more aversive equipment, such as choke and prong collars. (How fun can those really be?) I, along […]Continue Reading"From Dog Trainer to Dog Harness Creator: A Journey of Invention With a Cultural Shift"
Since The Inquisitive Canine is based in California, we realized we don’t really deal with many of the things that keep folks stuck indoors during the winter months. For those who are not as fortunate (in our opinion), we were curious to learn how they are able to find new adventures indoors, when the outdoors […]Continue Reading"Do Social Distancing and Severe Weather Look Alike? Dog Trainers Weigh In"
Over the past few weeks, planet Earth has spun into a surreal state. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, countries around the globe have been affected, leading many humans to transition into self-monitored quarantine status. This happened quickly, which meant we did not have time to plan. Now that a few weeks have gone by, we’re […]Continue Reading"Tips for Staying Sane (and Staying Indoors) With Your Dog During the COVID-19 Pandemic"
Sometimes dogs can seem like alien creatures to us. They eat things we find gross. They don’t speak our language (even though it sometimes seems like they do). Dog training can look like sorcery to the untrained eye. Here we’ve provided you with key tips to decode your dog and get better results from your […]Continue Reading"Top Tips to Make Training Your Dog a Breeze"
People often recognize that the holiday season can present some additional dangers to our pets that they don’t face at other times. And this is true! During this time of year, dogs are more likely to have access to foods that are toxic to them, or larger quantities of nontoxic food than usual, as well […]Continue Reading"Hidden Holiday Dangers for Dogs"
Dear Inquisitive Canine, I adopted Isla (German Shepherd mix) from a shelter about a month ago. She’s approximately 9 months old now and she’s very sweet…95% of the time. However, despite some prior exposure in her young life, to walking on a leash, we can be out for a walk or on a potty trip […]Continue Reading"Dealing with Cujo Canine, How to Make Dog Walk More Manageable"
Summertime means vacation time. And for those of you with dogs, you don’t have to miss out. Traveling with your pet is both great for you and your furry friend, but there are a few things you need to consider before packing the treats and hitting the road. Luckily, New York travel company AllTheRooms is […]Continue Reading"Traveling With Dogs, Stress-Free Strategies"