Worried about your dog's begging this holiday season? There's still time to register for my webinar today at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT for @learn_educanine! Join me to learn what to do about your dog's begging to impress your guests. This is an interactive webinar, and I encourage attendees to participate! But if you can't make it live, all registrants will receive the recording to watch at their leisure. Go to the link in my bio to sign up!
June is an adorable bull terrier who belongs to my sister-in-law, Cassandra of @grandviewk9care. Despite their efforts at ensuring June had many positive experiences with other dogs as a puppy, June developed some tough behavior issues. Other animals can teach us so much, and challenging dogs are among the greatest of teachers. Here's what Cassandra said about what June has taught her: ▪︎ June has helped me realize that every dog doesn't have to be a social butterfly. Not every human is, so why do we expect every dog to like every dog they meet! Our boarding and daycare was set up with this in mind, because it can be so hard to find a safe place for dogs who might not play super nice with others or might even be shy/get overwhelmed with lots of other dogs. ▪︎ It took me a whole year before I felt safe enough to intro June and Cash (my other dog). That was a year of working with him to ensure his reactions to other dogs were appropriate, developmentally he wasn't going to get injured (emotionally or mentally), and of course I had to be in the right frame of mind. We also did a lot of meetings through fences, sniffs of each other through crates with lots of treats and leashed walks together but with separate handlers. ▪︎ You don't always get the dog you want, but you end up with the dog you need. I wanted a dog that played nice with others, but I needed a dog to learn so much from because there are so many out there struggling with the same problem. Now I can relate and help them find ways to manage! ▪︎ ▪︎ What have you learned from other animals? Comment below, message Heal to Howl, or use the tag #h2hlessonslearnedfromanimals for the chance to have your story shared.
Jinger has a history of door dashing. So, during our sessions, we've been working on recall as well as her waiting at an open door until she's released. She's been doing an amazing job! The last photo is of Jinger getting herself ready for her post-session nap. Her mom reports that Jinger is more tired and relaxed after a training session than she is after playing for hours outside. It's a great example of how both exercise and mental stimulation are important for our dogs' welfare. Please note: This is a fenced front patio, so Jinger is not at risk for running away in this video. We haven't mastered her recall yet, so taking safety precautions is really important 😊
Just in time for #Thanksgiving, my next interactive webinar is on begging! If your dog begs at the table, in the kitchen while you're cooking or while you're trying to enjoy a snack on the couch, be sure to sign up! You can even submit videos or photos of your dog begging to be assessed and discussed during the webinar if you sign up before 11/12. Have a dog who begs but can't make it to the live webinar? All registrants will receive a recording to watch at your convenience. You can also send your questions to be addressed during the webinar if you can't be there to ask in the moment. Hope to see you there! #Repost @learn_educanine • • • • • Holiday Edition: Table Begging Dreaming of a dog who doesn't beg at the table during the holiday seasons? Impress your guests, whether at home or at Aunt Betty's house, as your pup patiently waits for everyone to finish their dinner AWAY from the table. Learn techniques that you can employ right away to set your pup up for success this holiday season. Presented by Emily Tronetti from Heal to Howl ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tuesday November 19th from 7pm to 8:30pm EST / 4pm to 5:30pm PST #lovetolearn #themoreyouknow #education #dogs #event #webinar #dogtraining #food #begging #holidays
One of my clients fosters kittens, and it makes my sessions with them even better! This little cutie was very curious about me, which is exactly what we want to see in kittens! Did you know that kittens have a sensitive socialization period like puppies, too? Unfortunately, their socialization window may close as early as 7 weeks! This means it's essential for those in rescues and shelters to incorporate a variety of positive experiences into their care of kittens. Doing so can decrease fearfulness in kittens as they become adults. Your shelter may need your help! Reach out to your local shelter or rescue to see if they could use volunteers or fosters to help them provide the best care possible to the cats in your community.
Dressing up as a hiker is my favorite Halloween costume, and I think Aela agrees! It was a perfect, crisp fall day to do so, too. ▪︎ Getting our dogs out for some extra exercise and enrichment before the Halloween festivities start can help our dogs better cope with potential stressors they may face, like strangers, scary costumes and the doorbell ringing. ▪︎ If you're on the West Coast, you still have time! Enjoy some playtime with your dog, and use food puzzle toys to give them their dinner (and a few treats... it's #Halloween after all!). ▪︎ Halloween can be scary for cats, too, so don't forget to give them extra enrichment tonight as well! ▪︎ Stay safe, and have fun! 🎃
In a wonderful article, fellow certified dog trainer and friend Mary Angilly discusses how dog training is powerful even beyond decreasing dog behavior issues. She writes, ▪︎ [Dog trainers], along with people who live with dogs or who enjoy their company, have the opportunity to help people empathize with dogs, cross the empathy gap, and extend that empathy to other animals. ▪︎ I couldn't agree with this more. This is very much a part of what I hope to achieve through Heal to Howl. I hope other dog trainers, professionals and guardians will join us in creating a more humane world for all. ▪︎ Read the rest of Mary's article here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/animal-emotions/201910/dog-training-offers-valuable-lessons-in-humane-education ▪︎ And if you're looking for a dog trainer in the Greater Denver area, head over to Mary's website! http://maryangilly.com/
Happy birthday to Peter of @takingwingconsulting! Peter is a great animal trainer who has taught me a lot about interacting with and training other species. Peter extends compassion to *all* species and strives to ensure that all animals who live under the care of humans have enriched lives. Head over to Taking Wing Consulting's pages to wish Peter a happy birthday and to give them a follow!
I love teaching others, especially other pet professionals. It's an amazing feeling to play even a small role in impacting the lives of pets and the people who care for them. Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of presenting to my fellow students in the Applied Animal Behavior certificate program at @uofwa about #FearFree. One of the students, Kevin Yeo, became a certified Fear Free Animal Trainer shortly after. I'm also thrilled to share the Kevin is now a member of Fear Free's Speakers Bureau and will now be spreading the word about Fear Free to professionals in Singapore! Be sure to follow Kevin and his business on social media: @pawrussg & @pawrusdogtrainingsg
I took Aela to @cobblestoneanimal today to have a lump checked. It easily could have been a very stressful experience for Aela (and for me). From Aela's perspective, while she had to endure having a strange object put down her ears and getting painfully poked, she also got MANY of her new favorite treats (thanks, @catmandoo_lifeessentials!) and a jar of frozen baby food. We also were able to put to use our #fearfreetraining, so that she was minimally restrained throughout the procedure. We ended our appointment with a few minutes of fun training, more treats and good news from the vet. ▪︎ The time and effort it takes to make vet visits less stressful for our pets is so worth it. Thanks to the CAH staff for your compassion and patience!
There's still time to register for my webinar tonight! (You have until 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET to register!) • Even if you can't make it live, all registrants will be sent the recording of the webinar. You can also email me your questions about counter surfing, and I'll be sure to answer them during the webinar for you when you watch the recording.
• Register at: educanine.org • #Repost @learn_educanine • • • • • There's a whole bunch of really yummy treats coming to counters everywhere in the next couple of months; Halloween candy, stuffing, pumpkin pie, turkey, oh my! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Not only would you miss out on some of these goodies yourself, but it may mean a trip to the vet.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Get prepared for these extra special food events with techniques on how to train your dog to avert from stealthy stealing of holiday food items.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is an interactive webinar with Emily Tronetti from @healtohowl ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #lovetolearn #education #dogs #dogtraining #event #interactive #webinar #holidays #food
Yesterday, I met sweet Jinger. Her loving guardians and I will be working together to teach Jinger to come when called and some other important behaviors to keep this little one safe. Jinger was so much fun to train, and I'm looking forward to continuing to work with her and her family ❤