You may know Laurie Zurborg, owner of Wags and Wiggles, as the dog nanny that created Disneyland for your dog. She also has a passion for the sport of Dog Agility! Laurie has represented the USA on World Agility Team twice before, traveling to Italy and Netherlands. Laurie started training her first Agility dog in 1995. Dog Agility has changed a lot in that time — it is even being considered for the Olympics. Her first Agility dog, Foster, an Australian Shepherd/Springer … Read More
Wags & Wiggles has a new rescue up for adoption! Journey is a beautiful tri-colored, female purebred Australian Shepherd. She is a spunky 1-year-old rescue that is still discovering the world. This sweet girl was originally owned by a college student who adored her, but just did not have time for her. She is currently enrolled in our Board & Train program at our Tustin facility. We hope to have a new forever home lined up by the time she … Read More
Dog daycare has many benefits for dogs and the humans who live with them. Behaviors that your dog has that you may find annoying are genetically hard-wired into their brain. As early as 2 weeks of age, you can see puppies already wrestling and biting each other as part of their environmental exploration. Dogs who aren’t provided an outlet for their natural desires will start to build up tension. Dog daycare can drain the swamp of pent up energy, bringing harmony back to … Read More
Reactivity is when a dog over reacts to things in their environment. These reactions can include: barking, lunging, and growling. However, these reactions do not make a dog “aggressive.” Reactivity is not uncommon in dogs. It may stem from the dog’s genetic make-up or could be from a lack of social experience or a particularly scary experience. Having a reactive dog can be difficult to handle. It makes it hard to go out on walks, to the park, or being … Read More
Did you recently get a new puppy, but have no clue where to start on introducing it into its new life? This guide is a master list of all of our puppy training resources – from old blog posts, to training programs we offer. We want to help you raise your puppy to be the dog you’ve always dreamed of. Where to Start? Bringing a new puppy home and introducing them into your life is not always easy. Puppies require … Read More
Roll it The aim of the Canine Enrichment game “Roll It” is to teach your dog a new skill or strategy to solve puzzles. Many dogs will just try to destroy any canine enrichment puzzle versus trying to figure out the solution to the game. Teaching a dog a skill like “roll it” will make them more thoughtful in their problem solving strategies.
Busy Enrichment Box The Aim of the Game “Busy Box” is to make a homemade game box to keep your dog busy. The busy box is an excellent Canine Enrichment game for rainy or hot days when the dogs are cooped up inside. You can save up your toilet or paper towel rolls and cardboard boxes ahead of time so you are ready to design your busy box.
Push It: Level 2 The Aim of the Game “Push It: Level 2” is to require a little more confidence and effort to get to their treat. This Canine Enrichment game can lead us down the road of more interesting tricks. At the genius level, you can find balls that fit more snug into the container you are using.
Watch and Go The Aim of the Game “Watch and Go” is to get your dog some exercise, and throw in just a little bit of training. This Canine Enrichment game is very easy to play but it may take you a few tries to get into a rhythm with the dog. You want to balance the fun of chasing the food with learning to give you eye contact. The best part of this game is it will teach your … Read More