Happy #NationalPuppyDay! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We talk a lot about puppy socialization here at Heal to Howl. While making sure your puppy has many positive experiences with people, dogs, etc. might seem like a lot of work on top of dealing with housetraining, chewing and more, it's so worth it in the long run. This extra effort in the first four months of their lives can help puppies grow into more confident adult dogs with less behavior issues. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Need some guidance on how to make the most out of your puppy's development? We have both in-person and online programs that can help. Check out our website to learn more! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #fearfreepets
A 2017 study on puppy socialization found that almost a third of puppies during their sensitive periods are missing out. This lack of socialization can make such a difference in the life of your puppy. • One of the things we recommend during your puppy's socialization period is taking a puppy class. This study showed some pretty significant differences between the families who go to puppy class versus those who don't. To read more, go to: www.companionanimalpsychology.com/2018/03/puppy-socialization-practices-and-how.html • In Seattle, we're lucky to have so many great socialization classes for puppies! If you're a Seattle puppy guardian or know someone who is, be sure to check out the puppy programs at @puppyworksseattle, @dogsdayoutseattle and #ahimsadogtraining. • Not in Seattle and need help finding a good puppy class in your area? Let us know!
My story about one of the books that changed my life is featured on today's post on the amazing blog, Companion Animal Psychology. Is there a book about animals that's changed your life? ◇ ◇ ◇ www.companionanimalpsychology.com/2019/03/animal-lovers-on-books-that-changed
This Saturday is National Puppy Day, so we've decided to spend the rest of this week sharing our favorite resources on puppies. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, so you don’t miss out! P.S. How cute was H2H dog, Aldo, as a puppy?
Lessons from the Trail #2: #Repost @summitdogtraining • • • • • Grey skies set a good mood for much pondering. ▪️ I do my best thinking and resetting on the trail. And my dog needs the same. ▪️ If you do most of your walks and exercise for your dog on busy sidewalks, city parks, or at the dog park, that might not be helping your dog relax. Think about a busy day at work or traveling for you - you might be tired afterwards, but you are likely tense and worked up as well - not a good kind of tired. ▪️ Try switching one of your dog park romps each week for a deserted trail. Use a long line to give more freedom if you aren’t sure your dog will be reliable completely off leash. ▪️ Dogs need decompression too. We can take deep breaths together. ❤️ • • • • • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thank you so much for sharing this, @summitdogtraining! (Be sure to follow them for more wonderful posts like this!) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What lessons have you and your dog learned on the trail? Tag us for a chance to be featured on our page! #h2hlessonsfromthetrail
Jude might have been feeling a little left out during the goat training 😊
A close-up of Keelin, the pregnant goat! Keelin is learning that being touched, examined and handled in a variety of places by humans is a good thing in preparation for motherhood. @takingwingconsulting is a great goat guardian, and it's been such a pleasure to learn about this wonderful species from them.
Jude loves people and has a history of pawing at them for attention. Jude is a very big boy with very big paws, so this can be unpleasant for us delicate humans. Jude is simply being social, so he just needed guidance as to what to do instead. He's learning that sitting calmly (and staring at us with those sweet brown eyes) will be rewarded with treats and pets.
I always enjoy working with and learning from @takingwingconsulting! #Repost @takingwingconsulting • • • • • @healtohowl and I working on face to target without licking or mouthing with very pregnant Keelin! For more follow @takingwingconsulting #goat #goatsofinstagram #goatsofig #goats #dwarfgoat #dwarfgoatsofinstagram #dwarfgoats #nigeriandwarfgoatsofinstagram #nigeriandwarfgoat #nigeriandwarf #positivereinforcementtraining #positivereinforcement #animaltraining
I'm so excited to train goats tomorrow with @takingwingconsulting!
Lessons from the Trail #1: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It can be incredibly beneficial to teach our pets practical skills to make hiking safer and more enjoyable. On this hike, we utilized hand targeting and Aela's wait and release cues to safely navigate the many fallen trees and branches on the trails. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What useful skills does your dog know that improve your hiking experience? Do you have any lessons from the trail you'd like to share with us? Tag us or send us a message for a chance to be featured on our page! #h2hlessonsfromthetrail
We're excited to announce our new post series called Lessons from the Trail to share the lessons we learn while hiking and exploring the world with other animals. Share with us the lessons you've learned on the trail for a chance to be featured on our page! #h2hlessonsfromthetrail