Training Tips | January 24, 2016

Ideas for High Value Treats for Dogs

We use food rewards to reinforce desired behaviours in your training. There are all kinds of treats available, from basic kibble to commercial treats to home made ones. High value treats are usually meat or protein based and can be cooked, cubed pieces of chicken or beef, bacon or cheese. Dog blogger 

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Ever heard of a Snuffle Mat?

Here is a great idea for a home-made food puzzle for your dog. It is called a Snuffle mat. For your creative folks out there, here are a couple of links to DIY videos and instructions: Snuffle Mat Mayhem and DIY Snuffle Mat

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What does a Wagging Tail Mean?

Check out this interesting post by Stanley Coren if you are interested in deciphering your dog’s body language a bit better: What a Dog’s Tail Wags Really Mean: Some New Scientific Data

About Your Pet, Training Tips | April 4, 2015

Dog Training-our Philosophy

Dog training, like teaching any subject requires the trainer to combine a shifting blend of knowledge, science, pedagogy, intuition, art, and a touch of voodoo. All behaviour is based in reinforcement, and successfully modifying it depends on the trainer understanding the science behind modifying behaviours,being able to communicate clearly with the subject, and effectively guiding … Continue … Continue reading Dog Training-our Philosophy

Volunteers | July 6, 2014

Volunteering on the Cerro

We had lots of volunteer help this week. Thursday was an especially busy day on the mountain, with help from Paul, Victoria and Vale, Ben, Juani, and Isabel. With so many eager hands to help the cleaning tasks went quickly. Runs were washed … Continue Reading ››

News | June 20, 2014

End of School Puppy Party

Some of the fifth grade gang with puppies Cali hugs Frijolito hugs Almost asleep Berry kisses Frijolito playing soccer After the ball! Berry getting cuddles Yesterday our puppies celebrated the end of school with their favourite volunteers. Frijolito played soccer all afternoon long, while Cali, Berry, and Lu Lu got cuddled and soaked up the … Continue reading End of School Puppy Party

Volunteers | May 28, 2014

Sunday Volunteers

Our littlest volunteers were hard at work again on Sunday. Huge thanks to Cristina, Ben, Savannah, Walker, and Campbell (and their parents!) These wonderful children got up early, came and played with our puppies, then rode up the mountain with us and took all our big dogs on a long, sunny mountain walk. … Continue … Continue reading Sunday Volunteers

We are a small organization dedicated to helping dogs and cats in Antigua. We sterilize, rehabilite and find homes, and work with other rescue groups.