On July 14th, the CDC enacted a temporary ban preventing dogs from 113 countries from entering the USA. Guatemala is one of the countries included in the ban. It is currently extremely difficult, if not impossible to send dogs from Guatemala to the US.
1500 perfectly sized training treats, ready to go in just over an hour making to baking time! We go through a lot of treats when training our dogs. A LOT. So we need treats that check off several boxes. They need … Continue Reading ››
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
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
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
Many of our dogs need extensive heath treatment when they first come to the shelter. See before and after photos of some of our recent rescues.
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?