Training

Pet training requires patience & positive reinforcement. Read on to learn about holistic training and the benefits to you and your pet.

Breed-Specific Legislation: Pros and Cons

Many cities in the United States and around the world have legislation which prohibits residents within the jurisdiction from owning certain dog breeds.  The genesis of this type of legislation is the idea that prohibiting the presence of certain dog …

Exercise – You AND your pup need it!

You’ve heard the saying: If you are too heavy, your dog isn’t getting enough exercise! Regular exercise, be it daily walks, agility, romping with other furry friends or any number of other types of exercise, is a necessary component of …

How to Achieve a No-Jumping Zone

This is part of our series of conversations with professional dog trainer and behaviorist, Russell Hartstein. 

How to train your pup not to jump on you…or your guests

Does your dog jump all over you when you come home after …

Fireworks and Your Dog – How to Manage the Fear

Fireworks – and other loud noises – and your Dog

Separation anxiety, fears and phobias abound whenever loud noises, including exploding fireworks, are on the menu.  Holidays like the Fourth of July, while delightful for us humans, are generally a …

Separation Anxiety and Its Solutions

In honor of National Take Your Dog to Work Day and as part of our talks with professional dog trainer and behaviorist, Russell Hartstein, we present:

Separation Anxiety

Pet parents who suspect their canine fur baby is suffering from separation …

House Training Primer

This is part of our conversations with professional dog trainer and behaviorist, Russell Hartstein. 

 Who is smarter – you or your dog?

 We humans, with our allegedly superior brain power, take a couple of years to get out of diapers …

 Leash training primer

This is Part 4 of our 10-part series of conversations with professional dog trainer and behaviorist, Russell Hartstein. 

Drag – I mean walk – with me

One of the most common dog walking scenes is a pet parent being pulled …

How to Choose a Dog Trainer

This is the first of our series of conversations with professional dog trainer and behaviorist, Russell Hartstein. 

How to choose a dog trainer/behaviorist

Four words summarize the factors you should take into consideration when deciding who is going to train …