Why “All Dogs Can Bite” is a Terrible Motto

Ever watch cute dog videos on YouTube? They usually have a title such as “sweet dog plays with baby” and show dog/children interactions I wouldn’t necessarily deem safe (although I will admit sometimes they are pretty cute). Reading the comments section of these videos fascinates me. Some comments express happiness and applaud the owner for having a great dog. Other comments attack the owner as being irresponsible and reckless because the child could get bitten. These comments use the cautionary warning, “All dogs can bite” as a reminder to do a better job of training the dog and supervising kids and dogs. But “All dogs can bite” is a terrible motto to try to help people learn. 

This graphic from www.TheDogGurus.com is a great way of teaching canine body language

This graphic from www.TheDogGurus.com is a great way of teaching canine body language

3 Steps to Get Your Dog To Drop Things

The other day, I got a call from a friend who was lamenting the fact that her dog (a puppy) would grab socks, shoes, trash, basically anything not nailed down, and then play keep away with her. This is a common dilemma for dogs of all ages. They love playing keep away! So what can you do to stop this maddening behavior?

Dog playing tug

Keeping You and Fido Fit During the Festivities

It’s Christmas Week! Enjoy this fun article on keeping your pet healthy by Tricia Montgomery! Tricia Montgomery founded K9 Fit Club® in 2012. Now serving as the President of the organization, Ms. Montgomery’s diverse experience in veterinary medicine, public relations, animal rescue, personal training, and her own weight loss journey gave her the perfect combination of skills to create a nationwide community of certified trainers – dedicated to the health, fitness, and wellness of dogs and their people.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for some, but for you and your pooch, it can be a time of stress, little exercise and holiday happenings. With the average weight gain during the holiday season of 8 – 12 pounds (and that’s just humans….) Oh My Dog!!! That’s probably not the gift you were hoping for this year! Continue reading for some fun exercises you can do with your dog!


This Christmas Gift Idea has Truly Gone to the Dogs (and the family members who adore them!

Got kids?  Got dogs? Got kids AND dogs? Then visit The Family Dog website TODAY and start your Christmas shopping! I’ve been training families for over 20 years and this is the perfect gift for those families who always say “Can you just come home with me and train my dog?” Give the gift of a well-trained dog…in a format that the whole family can enjoy!