Tips from the Trainer

Kicking the Digging Habit

  In this article, Crystal touches on the common behavioral issue of digging and gives some quick insight into common causes and corrections for this dirty habit. Spring is here! (Or trying to be here) And with all of that …

Tips from the Trainer: Barrier Frustation

In this article, Crystal explains a common motivator for aggressive behavior that shows why the grass isn’t always greener on the other side… even in the spring.

Tips from the Trainer: Open the Lines of Communication

OPEN THE LINES OF COMMUNICATION There are three basic things that a dog requires (other than good medical care) to live a happy and well balanced life. The previous two articles each focused on

Mental Stimulation: Dogs Get Bored Too!

Mental stimulation is a big piece of the puzzle when it comes to your dog living a well-balanced, happy life. In this article, Crystal suggests an easy and effective way to provide more mental stimulation for your best friend.

Physical Stimulation

In the previous article, Crystal talked about mental stimulation. The mind is a powerful thing, but so is the body. If your dog’s body isn’t getting what it needs, neither will the mind. Therefore, it is important to discuss physical stimulation as well.

Trainer’s Picks

Crystal FettingCertified Canine Training and Behavior SpecialistCrystal Clear Canine Training   Books: Canine Behavior: A Photo Illustrated HandbookAuthor: Barbara HandelmanA must have for anyone wanting to learn more about dog behavior through the interpretation of a dog’s body language. …