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How to Crate Train Your Sidekick

How to Crate Train Your Sidekick

Some dogs love their crates without any training. Yea, they do exist! Both my dogs took to the crate no problem! But some dogs may need some help and some dogs may downright have severe anxieties about being confined.   Here are my steps to creating a crate-loving...

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To Crate or Not to Crate?

To Crate or Not to Crate?

Are you pro-crate or anti-crate? Well, I’m pro-crate and I’m here to tell you why.   The most common argument I hear against the crate is all about the pet parent: “I feel bad for confining him all day.” I get it, but there are so many other safety reasons and...

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Back to School Puppy Blues

Back to School Puppy Blues

With the calendar rolling over into August, it’s time to get the human children ready for school- get those school supplies, shop for that new wardrobe, and schedule the carpool! But what about our furry children? Surprisingly, back to school time can be a time of...

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Beat the Heat: Summer Enrichment Activities

Beat the Heat: Summer Enrichment Activities

With these Texas temperatures, we have to get creative with how to stimulate our Sidekicks . A long walk outdoors may not be a safe option, so here are a few new ideas to try out!  Bobbing for treats/fruit- If your dog is new to this activity, start off...

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Heat Stroke- A Preventable Fatality

Heat Stroke- A Preventable Fatality

I know, the title is heavy. But this issue is important because a harmless midday walk can easily turn into a life or death situation in a matter of minutes. And it can all be prevented.   As if getting our Sidekicks exercise wasn’t hard enough due...

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The Truth About Cats and Dogs

The Truth About Cats and Dogs

Having a furry creature who doesn’t speak English living in your home can be confusing at times. Even more confusing is having TWO furry creatures of a different species who also don’t speak the same language as each other. As a pet sitter and...

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How to Crate Train Your Sidekick

Some dogs love their crates without any training. Yea, they do exist! Both my dogs took to the crate no problem! But some dogs may need some help and some dogs may downright have severe anxieties about being confined.  ...

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Back to School Puppy Blues

With the calendar rolling over into August, it’s time to get the human children ready for school- get those school supplies, shop for that new wardrobe, and schedule the carpool! But what about our furry children? Surprisingly,...

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Beat the Heat: Summer Enrichment Activities

With these Texas temperatures, we have to get creative with how to stimulate our Sidekicks . A long walk outdoors may not be a safe option, so here are a few new ideas to try out!  Bobbing for treats/fruit-...

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Heat Stroke- A Preventable Fatality

I know, the title is heavy. But this issue is important because a harmless midday walk can easily turn into a life or death situation in a matter of minutes. And it can all be prevented.   As if getting...

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Dominance Theory Part II: Why Positive Reinforcement is SO MUCH BETTER

Now that we got the wolf talk out of the way (read the previous blog post), let’s talk about why dominance theory is a detrimental way of teaching our Canine Sidekicks.   If we still were thinking in terms...

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Dominance Theory Part I: A Wolf in Dog’s Clothing

I talk to lots of people all day long about dogs and training methods. Thanks to popular dog training shows such as The Dog Whisperer, one term I hear often is “Dominance”. I am so happy that...

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The Truth About Cats And Dogs

The Truth About Cats and Dogs

Having a furry creature who doesn’t speak English living in your home can be confusing at times. Even more confusing is having TWO furry creatures of a different species who also don’t speak the same language as each other....

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Taking the Spooky Out of Halloween Decorations

The weather is cooling down and the holiday decorations are making their annual appearances. For some of you, this is the first time your dog is experiencing these new, huge inflatable yard fixtures, or the spooky ghouls...

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Is It Too Early to Train?

A question I get asked a lot: When can I start training my puppy?  The answer: Right away!  People often think that puppies can’t learn until they reach a certain age or that a newly adopted dog...

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Working with Non-Food Motivated Dogs

Working with Non-Food Motivated Dogs

When training a dog, every great trainer needs three things: Timing, Consistency and Motivation. What do I mean about motivation? I mean the thing that makes your dog WANT to work. For you, it’s your paycheck. Regardless...

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Why Your Dog Isn’t Potty Trained Yet

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