Pawsitive Steps Dog Training Celebrates 20 years! I love what I do! Working with, and building relationships with dogs of all ages, and breeds and their families, and watching their relationships grow is the best! And as new dogs join familiar families, we are blessed to work together again…it just doesn’t get much better than this. The work I do is not work.
Most dogs love to go in the car with you, and they make great companions on a road trip. And face it, it’s hard to leave Fido home. But whether you’re traveling across the country or just to the nearest dog park, taking your dog with you takes a little bit of planning and preparation…for safety’s sake.
If you’re getting a new puppy, one of the first items you should be purchasing is a dog crate, his/her own little safe haven where she can feel secure. When thinking about dog crates, think of them as an enclosure rather than a cage, that will help you put the right perspective to them as you are searching for the right one.
Bringing home a newly adopted dog is a pretty exciting event for most families. But there is more to a successful homecoming than just walking through the front door. Consider how overwhelming it might be for your new best friend…the new faces, the new smells, the new sounds, the new house, in fact, the new everything!
Once you get your new dog home, the whole situation could also be a little overwhelming for you too.
Everyone talks about dogs being “man’s best friend”, but your dog needs a best friend too, and that best friend should be you!
Your dog is, or can be, a wonderful companion, who will give you unconditional love, all you need to do is to build and strengthen your relationship and develop a close bond.
For whatever reason, many dogs are not only timid, but nervous meeting new people, in new circumstances or situations, or around other dogs. They are fearful… Most of us can relate to that on some level or another, we know how it feels to be afraid.