Dog Training as a lifestyle

Dog Training as a lifestyle

I became a dog trainer because I want to help people with their dog’s behavior problems. Originally, I was seeing so many doggo’s being surrendered to shelters or rescue groups because of frustrating behaviors that can easily be fixed. I started trying to...
Practice Patience and Consistency

Practice Patience and Consistency

Today it’s really cold outside. I am supposed to be working on my IAABC application, but instead I am doing some displacement sniffing. (Comment if you know what displacement sniffing is!) I have been recording my training sessions with Cargo since she was a...
Nature Trails: the best dog training

Nature Trails: the best dog training

Those of you who have been working with me recently, know that life has been a little chaotic here at The Freckled Paw. I’ve been a little more ‘just get through’ instead of my normal ‘planning everything in advance.’ Stephen, the...
Medicine and Behavior: The two go hand in hand

Medicine and Behavior: The two go hand in hand

Every so often I meet clients who believe that their dog is “stubborn” or has “selective hearing” when given cues. Sometimes the issue is lack of training, which I addressed in a previous blog: here! Occasionally there is also an underlying medical issue that also...