Belgian Malinois in a down position looking up at owner "From the Trainer's Desk"

From the trainer's desk...

yellow lab sniffing white flowers "Do You Sniffari? Smiles Dog Training"

Do You Sniffari?

Sniffaris are one of the best activities you can provide for your dog on a regular basis. It meets so many of their needs. Aside

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brown puppy sitting on couch "Separation Anxiety"

Separation Anxiety

Separation distress and anxiety (a phobia) in dogs looks like pacing, vocalizing, destruction of property, and potentially injuries to self. While separation anxiety should be

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2021 Holiday gift guide

It’s holiday time! Check out our favorite products of the year in our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide so you can enrich your pup’s year and

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body language

During my training sessions, classes, and rooms on Clubhouse I talk about body language SO much that I wanted to put some resources together for

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new puppy checklist

Congratulations on your new puppy! The best way to set you and your puppy up for success is to gather the supplies you need before

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Pet Loss Resources

This week I lost my cat, Lola, of seventeen years. She passed away at home with me, expected in some ways due to her age

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COVID-19 Important Updates

To keep myself and my clients healthy, I have decided to suspend in-person appointments for new clients temporarily. I will also be moving current clients

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snake avoidance training

It’s officially that time of year again. Spring is here and this means that many trainers in the valley are promoting “Snake Avoidance Training” workshops. 

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5 Toxic Dangers to Your Pets

This week is #NationalPoisonPreventionWeek – an annual awareness campaign to keep dogs and cats safe at home. While most pet parents are aware of the

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Just say no to rawhides!

Do you know the real story behind that rawhide? Looking for safe alternatives? Check out my shop for recommendations – or visit your local Pet

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Disclaimer: While my intent here is to give general advice, it is important to hire a certified fear-free professional  (like me!) to help you with training or behavior modification and to seek medical advice from your veterinarian. Any recommendations in these posts are intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as anything other than that.