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The Art of Reward

It’s a hot, sunny, summer day at the beach. Not a cloud in the sky. The waves gently lap the shore, gulls call to each other. The sun is beating on you and you’re thirsty. You’re waiting for your friend. Finally you see them walking down the beach carrying a gift bag. “Sorry I’m late!” they call. “This is for you!” In the bag is a handmade wool sweater. “I knitted it myself! It is really warm and thick.” “Thank…

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Decoding Your Puppy Raising Priorities

  Congratulations on your new puppy! This little critter is soaking up his environment and everything you have on offer to teach. Are you set with a good game plan for these coming early weeks? Have you done your homework? Are you prepared with your lessons and a good puppy coach? Do you have all the equipment and supplies you are going to need? This new addition comes with a whole set of his own priorities and interests. Are you…

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Just wait ’til I grow up

A thoughtful connection between you and your puppy will take time to cultivate and will require patience and consistency. Set an intention to create such a relationship, its worth should not be underestimated. You want to create a connection so that your dog is interested in you! As with anything worthwhile, when you put in the time and energy necessary you will reap the rewards. You must be steadfast and true in your efforts to teach your puppy you are…

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New Puppy blues? I’m here to help.
puppy-friendly coaching

Sydney Bleicher, KPA CTP, APDT, specializes in early puppy education and teaches private puppy classes and private adolescent dog classes in East Toronto. Sydney is a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy and a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.

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