Say NO To Weapons of Mutt Destruction – Choose The Best Dog Walking Gear

Here’s How to Avoid Dangerous Dog Walking Gear and Spot the Best Pet Gear for Your Pet There is significant controversy over the use of aversive dog walking gear such as choke, prong, electric, and Citronella collars. Although research confirms that there are many negative side effects created by using this kind of punishment-based gear, the use of inhumane training equipment is unfortunately pretty common. Even … Read More

What to Look for When Choosing the Best Dog Trainer for Your Pet

Finding the Best Dog Trainer for Your Four-Legged Friend Not all trainers are created equal. Finding the best dog trainer for your dog may take a little more research, but your canine is worth the effort. Recently I was on a run with a friend, and we were talking about how many dogs we saw along the way, as well as the people who … Read More

A Pawsitive Attitude is the Only New Year’s Resolution Needed for You and Your Dog

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Dog As we start another year, you may be considering New Year’s resolutions for your dog. Read this before making behavioral goals for your furry friend. Hello inquisitive pet parents, and welcome to 2017! I can’t believe we’re starting a brand new year. Time flies when you’re having fun… especially when hanging out with inquisitive canines. When you think … Read More

Pet Friendly Holidays – Make Your List (Check It Twice!)

Enjoy Pet Friendly Holidays By Preparing Your Pooch for Holiday Guests The weather outside might be frightful, but that doesn’t mean your inquisitive canine’s holiday entertaining skills — or lack thereof — need to be. Enjoy pet friendly holidays by preparing your pooch in advance. As a certified professional dog trainer, I am well aware that pet parents’ stress levels go up this time … Read More

Sure Fire Strategies to Teach Your Dog to Greet People Nicely

Teach Your Canine – Strategies for Better Dog Greeting The holidays are coming, and one of the best parts of this time of year is having friends and family over to celebrate together. For inquisitive canine parents with dogs that don’t know how to politely greet people, though, having people over often only adds to the stresses of the season. As a certified trainer, … Read More

Watch Me, Walk With Me: Loose Leash Dog Walking 101

Discover Loose Leash Dog Walking Tips Everyone knows you walk with your feet (or paws, depending on your species), but did you know that the secret to successful loose leash dog walking begins with a mutual connection that comes from the head and the heart? With any DIY dog training, you have to start with an understanding of inquisitive canine behavior. Put your pup … Read More

Back to School for Dogs Too – Basic Dog Training Session 2

Basic Dog Training for Your Inquisitive Canine Hey there inquisitive dog lover! Welcome to session 2 of our Back to School for Dogs Too basic dog training series. If you’re just joining us, check out session 1 for tips and lessons on getting started. If you’re continuing on, we say “Yay!” click-treat, and thank you for participating. For this specific installment of basic dog … Read More

Harness the Love, for Dogs Everywhere

The wonderful Academy for Dog Trainers, and my Alma Mater, is at it again! This time it’s #HarnessTheLove, a week long social media campaign to highlight and promote the use of no-pull harnesses. Hope you’ll join in the fun, take away some useful tidbits, and share the knowledge. Of course the Inquisitive Canine is participating! As a certified professional dog trainer and behavior consultant, … Read More

Back to School for Dogs Too – Homeschooling session 1

Welcome! And thank you for checking out the Canine Back to School series. Over here at IC HQs we realize that transition periods between vacations and reality can sometimes impact our canine companions too, so we wanted to help ease everyone back into a schedule that includes some home-schooling, ensuring they develop the life-skills us humans appreciate.  As a certified professional dog trainer and behavior consultant, … Read More

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