Puppy Playtime – Is Biting Normal?

    Puppy playtime can bring some extremely high and low emotions for most owners.  Are they going to get hurt?  Is someone going to be bit? Is this normal?  Why won’t my puppy play?  Or why are they so rough?  These are some of the normal questions we get about puppy playtime. What Is Normal For Puppy Playtime There are many styles of play for puppies depending on their personality, experience level, and who their play partner is.  Most … Read More

Free 5 Week Heeling Challenge: Week 5 Heel Position Without Platform

5 Week Heeling Challenge In the next few weeks, we will be launching a new course through the online classroom for competition obedience and rally obedience.  In advance, Wags & Wiggles is offering a 5-week free challenge to work on heeling.   You are encouraged to ask questions and submit links to YouTube videos for feedback below or in the Free Canine Enrichment Facebook Group.  Show us your progress! These exercises are simple enough for the beginner trainer and valuable enough … Read More

Free 5 Week Heeling Challenge: Week 4 Parallel Position

5 Week Heeling Challenge In the next few weeks, we will be launching a new course through the online classroom for competition obedience and rally obedience.  In advance, Wags & Wiggles is offering a 5-week free challenge to work on heeling.   You are encouraged to ask questions and submit links to YouTube videos for feedback below or in the Free Canine Enrichment Facebook Group.  Show us your progress! These exercises are simple enough for the beginner trainer and valuable enough … Read More

Free 5 Week Heeling Challenge: Week 3 Stop and Sit

5 Week Heeling Challenge In the next few weeks, we will be launching a new course through the online classroom for competition obedience and rally obedience.  In advance, Wags & Wiggles is offering a 5-week free challenge to work on heeling.   You are encouraged to ask questions and submit links to YouTube videos for feedback below or in the Free Canine Enrichment Facebook Group.  Show us your progress! These exercises are simple enough for the beginner trainer and valuable enough … Read More

Off-Leash Training: Using A Training Loop

Training loops are used to transition a dog to off-leash training. Everyone wants their dog to listen to their cues and be well behaved off the leash. Off-Leash training is a huge goal for most dog owners, and a training loop is an excellent tool. The Wags & Wiggles Online Classroom discusses Training Loops to keep dog’s engaged. Training Loops can be essential when training non-traditional breeds, like Shiba Inus. A Training Loop is a term made up by the … Read More

Pandemic Puppy Behavior Rehab

Every dog that comes to Wags and Wiggles has a story to tell, including one pandemic puppy named Rocket that needed intense behavior rehab. Some pandemic puppies are blessed to have found a loving home from the start. The lucky puppies are provided the leadership, structure, management, and socialization that they need to help guide them into being a well-rounded dog. Some aren’t so lucky. We are proud to play a small part in helping pandemic puppies and their owners … Read More

Free 5 Week Heeling Challenge: Week 2 Run To Heel

5 Week Heeling Challenge In the next few weeks, we will be launching a new course through the online classroom for competition obedience and rally obedience.  In advance, Wags & Wiggles is offering a 5-week free challenge to work on heeling.   You are encouraged to ask questions and submit links to youtube videos for feedback below or in the Free Canine Enrichment Facebook Group.  Show us your progress. These exercises are simple enough for the beginner trainer and valuable enough … Read More

Free 5 Week Heeling Challenge: Week 1 Rotation

5 Week Heeling Challenge In the next few weeks, we will be launching a new course through the online classroom for competition obedience and rally obedience.  In advance, Wags & Wiggles is offering a 5-week free challenge to work on heeling.  Each week we will release the next set of exercises. You are encouraged to ask questions and submit links to youtube videos for feedback below or in the Free Canine Enrichment Facebook Group.  Show us your progress. Exercise #1 … Read More

How To AVOID Quarantine Puppy Syndrome

I have been hearing from our clients at Wags & Wiggles, who are worried about the Quarantine Puppy Socialization Syndrome. This Syndrome happens when a puppy isn’t socialized to things that the puppy will meet once Quarantine is over. Some puppies were pre-planned, and some clients decided to get a puppy because the coronavirus forced them to stay home. I even have clients that just finally got their unsocialized dogs used to daycare and making friends, and now coronavirus has … Read More

6 Ways to Calm Your Reactive Dog

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

1 2 3 4 6