Behavior

Behavior

More on ‘Being Alpha’

I just found this and had to share 🙂 The Quest for The (Un)Natural Punishment Some misguided folks’ interest in dog body language is limited to their quest to devise socalled “natural” ways to punish a dog. For example, to employ stare downs, scruff shakes, and alpha rollovers in an attempt to punish a dog…

Behavior

How do we help our dogs play nice?

A lot of dogs love to play. With the advent of ‘the dog park’ more dogs are now able to play with others. This is great for dogs that live in one dog families or younger dogs that aren’t fluent in dog language. I think we can all agree that there is something special about…

Behavior | Training

Forget About Being Alpha in Your Pack

Here is an amazing article with some surprising information… by Kathy Sdao, MA, CAAB All Rights Reserved – Used with permission In their recent book “Made to Stick,” Chip and Dan Heath detail the characteristics that make an idea or explanation “sticky.” According to their analysis, stories that are simple, unexpected, and concrete capture our…

Behavior | News

A Dog’s Poem

Here is a poem you don’t have to be educated to enjoy! This poem was printed in Clark Fork’s own River Journal in October 2009. By Scott Clawson Used with permission. You lock me up and go away and don’t come home ’til the end of the day. Leavin’ me here to sit and stare,…

Behavior | News

Dirty Dog Park Adventures

If anyone has been to the Pend Oreille Dog Park lately they know not to go back until the ground freezes, it snows, or by some miraculous event, the mud dries up. That is unless you like your dog to be caked in a mud / dog poop combination. A combination that you will also…