Teaching the Mat

Teaching the Mat

ARF! Training Be Dog Happy training tips are ARF! – Always Relationship Focused. For more ARF! Training tips, check out our ARF! Training archives. Having a dog that will eagerly go to his mat and patiently stay is a skill that really comes in handy. If you’re...
Helping Your Dog Cope With Fireworks

Helping Your Dog Cope With Fireworks

Fireworks can be a lot of fun for us but many dogs are terrified of them. Here are some tips to help your dog get through the 4th of July fireworks. Create a safe place for your dog to go when they’re feeling stressed. Dogs like areas that feel like a den. Create a...
Wait for it…

Wait for it…

One of the best things you can do to help your dog (especially the young ones) is to teach impulse control. A good way to do this is through games because, let’s face it, games are fun, waiting not so much. Here is a simple game you can do with your dog to help them...
Teaching the “Trade” Cue

Teaching the “Trade” Cue

We’ve all been there, especially during puppy training. Your beloved pooch has suddenly gotten hold of something you don’t want them to have and which they don’t want to give up. Sometimes, you try to get the object by chasing them down which ends up being a fun game...
Stress-free Paw-liday tips

Stress-free Paw-liday tips

We can get so busy and stressed during the holidays that we often don’t realize that our dogs can get stressed too. If you’re looking for suggestions on how to help your dog cope with the holiday season, we’ve got you covered. Everyone loves a peaceful...
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