Life on Aly’s Acres

The Come When Called Game!

The Come When Called Game!

Teaching Your Dog to Come You can teach your pup to COME WHEN CALLED by playing a fun game with your dog. There are many variations of the game, but I love having the game played with two people and a dog that wins no matter who he goes to! What you need to play the...

Place: A defined space with a clear boundary

Place: A defined space with a clear boundary

PLACE, Place, place. What the heck is it and why should you use it with your pup? I use “Place” daily in my training with EVERY puppy and dog. I use it because it teaches a pup and a human how to be better connected and how to have a calm state of mind. A tall order...

Lunch with 9 dogs

Lunch with 9 dogs

Have you ever been in a coffee store, patiently waiting for your Crème Brulee with Coconut Milk, and there, off to the side is a bedraggled parent with a screaming kid, that is demanding some yummy delight, and all you can do is smile and hope that they give that kid...

Indoor activities with your pooch

Indoor activities with your pooch

Indoor Activities for Dogs Rainy days (or too hot or too cold days too) can be fun-filled days with your pup or dog! One of my favorite indoor games to play is what I call the FOOD FIND IT GAME. In this one game, you are going to be working all kinds of amazing...

3 Easy Tips to Stop a Dog From Pulling on a Leash

3 Easy Tips to Stop a Dog From Pulling on a Leash

If you are reading this blog…you have either walked a dog that has pulled, sniffed and lunged to distraction or seen a dog doing it . Isn’t it irritating? Doesn’t it make walking a chore rather than the pleasant, bonding experience that it could be? In this blog post...

Keep your Pooch off Santa’s ‘Naughty’ List…

Keep your Pooch off Santa’s ‘Naughty’ List…

  Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town and all the relatives too…Tough on you and Tougher on your Pooch… If you want your pup to stay off Santa’s Naughty List, then remember, it’s the Season when your pooch needs protection from kids and over-exuberant adults. There are...

American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior

American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior

Position Statement on Puppy Socialization My grandma always said, “Show me your friends, and I’ll show you your future.”  The same is true for your beloved pup!  What dogs your pup meets- matters.  How your pup meets dogs- matters.  When your pup meets dogs -matters....

Use Place to Build a Calm State of Mind in Your Pooch

Use Place to Build a Calm State of Mind in Your Pooch

PLACE, Place, place.” What the heck is it and why should you use it with your pup? I use “Place” daily in my training with EVERY puppy and dog. I use it because it teaches a pup and a human how to be better connected and how to have a calm state of mind. A tall order...