How to Recognize Signs of Stress in Your Dog

How to Recognize Signs of Stress in Your Dog

Before we start, look at this picture... What a cute little Yorkshire... Do you think that there is something wrong with this dog? I'll come back to this later... Stress in dogs is triggered by many factors that might not be significant for us but for them could be a big deal. A new environment

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

  Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We all have so much to be thankful for and sometimes we don't realize it. I am thankful for everything that has been given to me. Family, friends, and my beautiful followers!! What are you thankful for today? Talk to you soon! Patty Vieira  

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10 Rules for Good Dog Training

10 Rules for Good Dog Training

1. If you are in a bad mood or irritated at someone, don’t train your dog. It will be too tempting to take it out on your dog. 2. If your dog is too full of energy to concentrate, exercise him before training. 3. Make sure your dog is hungry when you start training. 4. If you feel yoursel

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5 Most Popular Online Dog Training Programs

5 Most Popular Online Dog Training Programs

A dog is for many of us our best friend, but  an untrained dog can be a disaster and can cause many problems - for the owners and for the dog itself. There are lots of behavior problems that if not treat properly can become an embarrassment, like jumping on visitors, chewing on shoes and furnitu

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Becoming a Dog Trainer Series: Talking About Business

Becoming a Dog Trainer Series: Talking About Business

Here is the final article for this week's series. Now its time to talk about business. How can you start getting clients? Unless you work for a certain company, like Petco for example, you will need to promote yourself. Placing ads on the local newspaper, starting your own Facebook page, creating a

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Becoming a Dog Trainer Series: Recommended Videos

Becoming a Dog Trainer Series: Recommended Videos

First of all, congratulations if you've made it this far; it shows that you are really interested in becoming a dog trainer, or at least interested on what I have to say. ;) Now its time to share the one thing that, for me, is a lot of fun. Who else loves watching videos? Or better yet, who else

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Becoming a Dog Trainer Series: Recommended Books

Becoming a Dog Trainer Series: Recommended Books

Well, I have a confession to make – I am obsessed with books! I cannot go to a bookstore, or even Costco without bringing a book home with me. I love the paper, where I can feel and smell the pages while I read. Crazy huh? lol, can anyone relate? And because of this obsession, today I have a coll

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Becoming a Dog Trainer Series: Education

Becoming a Dog Trainer Series: Education

In this part of the series of the Becoming a Dog Trainer I will talk about education. First of all, you don't have to have a degree in Animal Behavior or related to it to become a dog trainer. Fortunately, anyone can become a trainer. On the other hand, that fact is not always a good thing. A good

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Becoming a Dog Trainer Series: Following Your Passion

Becoming a Dog Trainer Series: Following Your Passion

  Have you ever thought about switching your actual job to a pet related career in the pet industry business like dog training, grooming or dog walking? If you answered yes, I'm sure there are lots of questions rolling around your head and that's the purpose of these post, or better, thi

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