- Resource Guarding: What Is It & How A Good Trainer Can Help
One of our wonderful Facebook fans wrote in to ask the following question: ”What is the best way to handle ‘resource guarding’? My puppy recently bit my husband while he was trying to retrieve part of a dead bird from her mouth. She has never been deprived of food or mistreated in any way but seems [...]
- Create a Greeting Ritual For Your Dog On Walks! (Video)
We received another #AskKatya question on our Facebook wall! Kari wrote in to seek help with her dog’s tendency to lunge and bark at other dogs while on walks and on leash, even though he gets along great with dogs off leash. This Woof University training video is dedicated to answering that very question! Leash [...]
- Introducing Your Dog to the Crate! (Video)
Using a crate (small safe place) to have your dog remain while you are gone should only be done to protect your dog, or for a dog who gets very nervous when left alone. Confinement to a crate should NEVER be used as punishment. A nervous dog should love being in their safe small place. [...]
- My Dogs Don’t Like Strangers Coming Over!
As you may have heard our resident behaviorist, Katya, has been taking pet-related questions from you all! Recently, Celia, one of our awesome animal-loving fans posted her question and asked for a little guidance. Celia wrote: “We rescued two small dogs who had lived their whole lives in a hoarder house with 18 other dogs. [...]
- How Can I Help My Dog Learn To Play?
You may be surprised to learn that not all dogs know how to play. Some pets were not given exposure to play as puppies and therefore might not know what to do with a ball or toy. Other dogs may not have ever been given proper socialization, and might be overall timid, uncertain, or fearful. This [...]
- How To Hold A Treat When Training Your Dog!
We’ve got a new series of pet-related training tips to share with you! Check out our recent video by our resident dog trainer, Katya, showing you how to hold a treat in your hand when you’re working with your pup. Believe it or not, it matters! This tip can make it easier for you to teach your [...]
- Help, my new dog escaped from her crate!
Many adopted pets settle right in to their new home without even turning around three times to lie down! But others need a little more time and help from us to get adjusted. Highly sensitive dogs and cats can be deeply affected by having been abandoned by their previous owner, and the stresses of living [...]
- Video: How to train your dog not to jump up on the door!
Brought to you by Adopt-a-Pet.com, Woof University is a video series of pet-related training tips! This week someone posted a question on our Facebook page asking about how to get their black Labrador to stop jumping on the glass door. Check out Katya this Adopt-a-Pet.com Woof University video to learn some training tips addressing this [...]
- Practice On and Off the Sofa
There’s nothing I personally love more than cuddling on the couch with my dog while I watch my favorite TV show! But I understand that not every pet owner wants their pups to have full access to their furniture. Instead of deciding not to let your pet up on the sofa at all, you might [...]
- Free Poster for Kids: Understanding Woofs & Growls
The Young Person’s Guide to Woofs & Growls is a wonderful free poster from world-famous canine behavior specialist Jez Rose. With easy-to-understand cartoon illustrations, it walks a child through what to do – and not to do – around dogs to be safe. The short descriptive sentences are easy for young readers to comprehend, but [...]