Life on Aly’s Acres

3 Ways to Walk your Dog that will Engage their Mind and Heart

If the daily walk for your dog is on the same route, with the same sights, for the same amount of time, with the same smells, then your dog is likely very bored. I mean, I can feel my brain drifting away as I type! Let me share 3 of my favorite innovative types of...

Boost Your Dogs Confidence with the 3D’s

Boost Your Dogs Confidence with the 3D’s

We grow in life by trying things, setting our sights on a new activity , stretching for new goals, sometimes not making it, then figuring out what happened when we didn’t achieve that goal, and then we try again. Once we accomplish the goal, we savor the success! One...

Why Does My Puppy Pee Inside After Going Outside?

Why Does My Puppy Pee Inside After Going Outside?

This has to be one of the most frustrating parts of training new pups. Almost immediately after going potty outside, they come inside and pee, again! Why do they do this? Well, we don't know exactly, but we have seen this behavior many times and we have some expert...

Top tips to get your dog to stop jumping, nipping and mouthing

Top tips to get your dog to stop jumping, nipping and mouthing

Through my decades of working with dogs and helping humans, I’ve heard it all when it comes to dogs mouths on humans and paws on humans: My pup was just over excited when... My dog was just playing when…. My pup didn’t mean anything by it when…. It was an accident...

My Pooch is BARKING & WHINING in the CRATE

My Pooch is BARKING & WHINING in the CRATE

Your dog has decided that being in a crate and away from you IS NOT where he wants to be.  He is crying and whining and waking the entire family, right?  My sweet friend, rest assured, this is a moment in transition and testing that YOU are empowered to change.  What...

What does OUT OF CRATE TIME activities look like for a PUPPY?

What does OUT OF CRATE TIME activities look like for a PUPPY?

Puppies are a special breed of dog. They need 16-17 hours of sleep a day. That is why structure and schedules are so very important. Here at APBC we live by our Schedule for Success and Rules to Live By. We even call it the secret sauce to training a dog! The...

There’s More to Motivation than Treats or Praise…..

There’s More to Motivation than Treats or Praise…..

What delights YOU and really gets your juices flowing?  Money? Chocolate? Coffee?  Video games?  Books? A Binge of your favorite show?  A yummy glass of bubbly?  What is it that gets you willing to work hard?  THAT IS YOUR MOTIVATOR. You know that feeling you get when...

COVID Puppies and Their Humans 

COVID Puppies and Their Humans 

Summer is almost here, coming in hot on the heels of a world-wide Pandemic.  Now, more than ever, STRUCTURE and ROUTINE are essential for you and your pup’s mental and physical well-being. The COVID crazy times can actually lead to crazy pups too! It’s very easy to...

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