The Ins and Outs of Impulse Control in Dogs

The Ins and Outs of Impulse Control in Dogs

As humans, we use impulse control every day.  Having a well developed impulse control can keep us happy and healthy.  The same goes for dogs.  We can help teach them the concept of impulse control, so that they can be polite, healthy members of our families. There is...
Risk Taking

Risk Taking

The definition of risk according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary is the “possibility of loss or injury.”  When I looked it up, that wasn’t what I was expecting.  It’s such a simple definition and yet, we have a variety of uses for it.  When I...
What is Most Improved Dog All About?

What is Most Improved Dog All About?

Most Improved Dog would not exist without Geronimo.  When we first brought Geronimo home, it was an exciting time, but we quickly realized he wasn’t well adjusted to the crazy world around him. Instead of feeling excited, I felt fear and isolation set in. As any dog...
March Most Improved Dog Feature: Rufus

March Most Improved Dog Feature: Rufus

I am so pleased to introduce Rufus and his Dog Mom, Amy.  Amy is the creator of the blog The Rufus Files, which is a funny and touching look at her life with rescue dogs.  She is a finalist for two BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Awards: the Best Written Pet Blog Post and the...
Natural Disasters and the Reactive Dog

Natural Disasters and the Reactive Dog

We’ve lived in Kansas for three years now and we are familiar with the tornado siren.  Luckily, we’ve never been directly effected by one, but there is always that potential, especially with tornado season around the corner. Watching the news really brings...
How to Teach your Dog to Close a Drawer

How to Teach your Dog to Close a Drawer

One of my favorite behaviors to teach a dog and their owner is “Touch.”  The most basic form of Touch is where we ask a dog to put their nose to the palm of our hand.  This is called nose targeting. What’s great about Touch is that it is a really...