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 owner who hasn’t experienced reactivity or behavioral challenges,… Continue reading What is Most Improved Dog All About?
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 Best Pet Humor Blog. … Continue reading March Most Improved Dog Feature: Rufus
Hey guys, Geronimo Cinnamon Bun here. Mom doesn't usually let me do this, but she wasn't really feeling like writing today, so she let me do it. So, as any dog in this situation would do, I sat down to write out my thoughts, consult academic journals, and create a rhetoric on the use of… Continue reading Taking my Human for a Walk: A Reactive Dog’s Perspective
Love Story It's Valentine's Day, time to get mushy! I am not the most sentimental person, in fact, I like to steer away from hugging and gushing and proclaiming my feelings. However, some things need to be expressed. When I first met my husband, I was a single gal living in an apartment by myself… Continue reading A Love Letter to the Dog Dad and Dog Mom
As Valentine's Day fast approaches, we can get wrapped up in making sure we have a gift for our loved ones or getting a reservation for that fancy restaurant. Valentine's Day is a "Hallmark" holiday, but it can also serve as a great reminder to show the ones that are in our lives that we… Continue reading Allies: A Reactive Dog Owner’s Best Friend
I don't know about you, but I try to schedule all my dogs vet within the first few months of the year. They get their shots, prescriptions for heartworm and flea/tick medications, annual exams, and that big bill out of the way. Then we can move forward on a healthy year. Vet visits can be… Continue reading Top 4 Tips for Visiting the Vet with a Reactive Dog
Who is the expert on your dog? It’s not your vet, it’s not your trainer, it’s not your behaviorist, or your local pet store cashier, or your mom, and it’s not your neighbor, and it’s certainly not the stranger at the park. It’s you! Now hold on, I think experts are great, I want to… Continue reading You are the Expert!
When you first take home your new dog, the possibilities are endless and the excitement is palpable. Those soulful eyes in that furry body are enough to make your heart melt and wash away any doubts. When we begin our journey of getting a new dog, we have a certain vision in mind. You can… Continue reading 10 Signs you are a Reactive Dog Parent
Go! Do it! Whether you've got yourself a naughty doggie that barks and pulls, a calm doggo who is eager to chase that squirrel, or a big pooch that can throw his weight around, leash pulling might be an issue. So stop struggling so much! First, loose leash walking doesn't happen overnight and if you… Continue reading Get yourself and your Dog a Front Clip Harness!