Life on Aly’s Acres

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 pulling their owner down the street. Isn’t it irritating? If your dog isn't leash trained walking your dog quickly becomes a chore. In this blog...

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...

Does the Breed of my Dog Explain His Naughty Behavior?

Does the Breed of my Dog Explain His Naughty Behavior?

Recently, a friend of mine posted that her Husky escaped her yard and disappeared for days!  She was seriously sleep deprived as she searched for her errant Husky.  Comments on her post ranged from “Well, what can you do?”  to “That’s just the way Husky’s are.”   I...

On the Road to a Calm State of Mind

On the Road to a Calm State of Mind

On this journey of learning how to speak “dog” better, I have had many “Ahh Ha” moments. Part of the joy and excitement of working with animals, I am 100% guaranteed there will be many more yet to come. At a workshop I attended with Heather Beck at K9 Lifeline in...

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