Life on Aly’s Acres

Understanding Nervous and Anxious Dog Behavior

Understanding Nervous and Anxious Dog Behavior

Dogs are strangers in a strange land, called HUMANLAND and they are doing their best to navigate it. There are strange smells, strange sights, strange sounds, strange energy, strange everything. Some dogs are simply hyper-aware of this world and it can be unsettling...

Aly’s Insider Club – May Review

Aly’s Insider Club – May Review

Aly’s Insider Club is a private facebook group filled with live training, support from Aly’s team, targeted training videos, live demos and a group of people who love dogs and encourage each other. You can sign up here, it is only $15.99 a month. If you are not a...

Pillars of Pack Leadership: Pillar 2 Rituals

Pillars of Pack Leadership: Pillar 2 Rituals

This is our second post focusing on the Pillars of Pack Leadership, if you missed Pillar 1 on Structure, go back and read it.  The second pillar of Aly's Pillars of Pack Leadership focuses on RITUALS,  going to the bathroom, feeding and bedtime.  Rituals are defined...

Pillars of Pack Leadership: Pillar 1 Structure

Pillars of Pack Leadership: Pillar 1 Structure

Structure is living life purposefully and intentionally with your dog. Structure is the foundation of our Pillars of Pack Leadership Training. In the life of a dog, freedom needs to be earned. Dogs need jobs, and they need purpose. We set our pups up for success by...

How to Find the Perfect Dog for your Family

How to Find the Perfect Dog for your Family

  So you are ready to bring a puppy or dog into your life? What is your plan for choosing the perfect dog? Do you look at a picture of the litter and try to spot the cutest one? Look at an ad on poster or commercial? Well, I’m here to tell you, that is the WORST...

Aly’s Insider Club – April Review

Aly’s Insider Club – April Review

Aly’s Insider Club is a private facebook group filled with live training, support from Aly’s team, targeted training videos, live demos and a group of people who love dogs and encourage each other. You can sign up here, it is only $15.99 a month. If you are not a...

Living with a Trained Dog – Real Dog Stories

Living with a Trained Dog – Real Dog Stories

Hi Aly and Luke, We wanted to share with you how amazing everything is going so far with Boo!   She is an angel dog! I feel like she was meant to join our family and our world. Yesterday we took her to the farmers market, to a playground to meet a family and dog we...

Does Your Dog Have What it Takes to be  Working Dog?

Does Your Dog Have What it Takes to be Working Dog?

What Traits Make a Good Working Dog How do you know if your pup has what it takes to be a working dog? How do you cultivate it in a puppy? When people think of a service dog they often think of a completely obedient dog that does everything an owner asks of it anytime...

What are the Pillars?

What are the Pillars?

PILLAR: defined Merriam Webster defines PILLAR as "2a: a supporting, integral, or upstanding member or part" So in this case the Pillars of Pack Leadership are the integral parts of dog training you need to know. Aly has defined 5 different Pillars. If you follow her...

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