Taking a pet home with you from Guatemala is easier than you think. Read about what you need to do to get ready to travel.
Here’s some excellent insight from animal behaviorist Marc Bekoff, Ph.D. on the potential for sensory deprivation and stress in dogswho aren’t allowed adequate sniffing opportunities: “Being smell-blind can be aversive to dogs. My recommendation is to let dogs sniff; let’s not hijack one of their vital connections to the world. Let … Continue Reading ››
To Pee or Not To Pee: Housetraining Demystified
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
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
Many people tell me that they want their dog to sleep outside. In Guatemala, we have a temperate enough climate in most areas that the dog will not suffer unduly from cold (or heat). However, I highly recommend that your dog sleep inside the house. No matter what your reason for wanting the dog outside … Continue reading Where Should Sleeping Dogs Lie?