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Client Review

Pack Dynamics and Sarah-Anne has been life-changing for us! We adopted a one year old rescue dog and had tried traditional obedience classes as well as a reactive dog class. When our dog nipped at my young son and a friend I knew things needed to change. Enter Sarah-Anne! In implementing her methods our dog has completely stopped nipping, is calmer when visitors come over, and barks much less. The best part is that we now get to enjoy all the wonderful qualities of our dog instead of being constantly worried about his bad behavior.Sarah-Anne was extremely accommodating with our busy schedule and was also really respectful of my young children and their short attention spans. She really made them feel included in the process and made it fun for them.I feel like Sarah-Anne truly cares about us and our dog and helping people. She made me feel like she was truly invested in our success. I really appreciate how she always makes a point to call/email/text to follow up on things. I think this really made me accountable for our progress. It is so fun to share in the positive changes and to have someone cheer you on. Working with Sarah-Anne has honestly been amazing. Friends have even commented on what a difference they have seen in our dog. When someone says, “Wow! You’ve got to write a review,” you know you need to write a review!

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July Radio Interview - Camping with your dogs

I had the pleasure of being interviewed again on Monday 20th by Carolyn and Michelle on The Point, KPOV. This month we discussed the topic of camping with your dogs. For some tips to help you address common issues like barking, running away and nervous behavior listen to the show. Click on the link and choose Monday's show. Enjoy listening!

http://kpov.org/kpov_show/the-point/

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Dogs and thunder storms

Thunder storms can create anxiety for dogs. How can you help them feel safe during a thunder storm???
*When away from home- Turn up the TV or the radio while you are away from home, the noise helps to drown out the thunder.

*Keep your dog in a smaller room, a bedroom for example, as this is like a den. The less space they have to guard in your home the less stressed and afraid they will be. Have a crate available and a bone to chew on.

*When home- Don't make a fuss of them, just ignore them if they are looking at you while the thunder is happening. No fuss or comforting means there is nothing to worry about. Remember that you can't explain to them that 'It's only thunder', you must show them through your actions and interactions and lead by example.

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Camping with dogs

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Camping with dogs

 

Camping with your dogs- When you go camping help your dogs feel calm, safe and relaxed by taking a long line and crate or an x-pen if necessary. This allows you all to have a good time and relax, rather than worrying about your dog running into another campsite or getting into a fight with a dog passing by your site. Remember that your dog will want to protect you and warn you of potential threats and all of the new sounds, smells, other dogs and people can be triggers for barking, as they are warning you of a threat. If you can try to block their view by keeping them towards the back of your site and have a crate available for them to relax in you will reduce everyone's anxiety. You could set up an x-pen and drape an old blanket over the side to block their view or you could take a long line, attach it to them and tie it to a tree to limit where they can venture to. Having a crate available to them at all times gives them their own space to retreat to and take a break. The less they can see the better, out of sight, out of mind. Keeping the atmosphere relaxed, thanking them for warning you of a potential threat every time they bark when someone passes by, and creating the right set up is very helpful. Don't forget to take a few bones with you to give them something to chew on as you relax. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask. Have fun!

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