“Busy toys” can greatly help crate training, separation training, and to reduce separation anxiety. They can also be a great way to feed meals or use as an alternative chew toy to your shoe. The following are some examples of stuff-able toys and busy toys.     By Kong. For more recipes, go to: www.kongcompany.com/recipes/…

By Barbara Smith CPDT-KA, Owner- The Thinking K9, LLC Lures Lures are a valuable tool to use in dog training. They can accelerate the learning process, as well as give us a valuable tool to help our dog into positions without resorting to physical manipulation which can cause joint and muscle damage. However, it is…

By Barbara Smith CPDT-KA, Owner- The Thinking K9, LLC It is important to first differentiate between mouthing, biting, and aggression. Mouthing is when a puppy or dog grabs our extremities with their mouth, without the intent to do harm. Mouthing usually doesn’t cause injury and is not a sign of aggression in dogs. Mouthing is…