THE DOGKIND BLOG

Dog care, self care. Love life with your dog.

Using Training Rewards Effectively: Where and When to Reinforce fearful dogs reactive dogs Apr 12, 2022

If you've ever struggled to reach your training goals with your dog, you might have wondered what you could do to get better results. Whether you are using food or other training...

Continue Reading...
Non-Food Reinforcers: Considerations and Favorites fearful dogs reactive dogs Mar 21, 2022

Are there times when it seems like your dog isn't interested in treats? Food can be a very convenient reinforcer to use in dog training, as we discussed last week. But sometimes, there might...

Continue Reading...
Food Reinforcers: Considerations and Favorites fearful dogs reactive dogs Mar 14, 2022

If you have tried training your dog, chances are that you've experimented with food reinforcers. With so many options, it can be tricky to know which is the best fit for your dog and your...

Continue Reading...
Introducing your Fearful Dog to a Pet Sitter fearful dogs reactive dogs Mar 07, 2022

If you have a fearful dog, you might be wondering if you'll ever be able to go on vacation again. Finding and introducing a fearful dog to a pet sitter successfully requires forethought and careful...

Continue Reading...
Dog Toothpaste Review fearful dogs Feb 28, 2022

Are you looking to try some new toothpaste to step up your dog's dental care? As we come to the end of Pet Dental Health month, we test out a few different toothpaste products made for dogs. Our...

Continue Reading...
Dog Toothbrush Review fearful dogs Feb 21, 2022

Are you thinking about purchasing or replacing a toothbrush for your dog? As we near the end of Dental Health Month, we review several dog toothbrushes to get you started. This review is conducted...

Continue Reading...
Dental Chew Review fearful dogs Feb 14, 2022

Are you trying to add to your pet's dental care routine during Pet Dental Health Month, but unsure where to start? Last week's blog focused on how pain associated with poor dental health can...

Continue Reading...
Winter Treat Delivery Strategies fearful dogs reactive dogs Jan 25, 2022

Do you find your enthusiasm for outdoor dog training waning during the winter months? If your weather is cold and snowy, it might make treat delivery harder than usual.  In this video, I...

Continue Reading...
Getting to the Vet with your Fearful Dog Jan 18, 2022

Are you worried about your fearful dog's next vet appointment?  If you have a dog who is fearful of strangers, or of being touched, veterinary care can be especially stressful.  In this...

Continue Reading...
Our Favorite Walking Gear fearful dogs reactive dogs Jan 10, 2022

Is getting exercise part of your dog's New Year's resolution? If you are planning on getting out on more walks, hikes, and adventures with your dog, you might be thinking about purchasing some new...

Continue Reading...
Nail Filing for Dogs Part 3: Filing Nails fearful dogs Jan 03, 2022

Have you been working on your dog's nail care? If you can touch your dog's paws, but not file or clip their nails, this week's installment is for you.  In this video...

Continue Reading...
Holiday Toy Review Dec 21, 2021

Looking for holiday gift ideas for your dog? Or just always on the hunt for new puzzle toys, or other entertainment for your pup? This week, our Dogkind team dogs try out...

Continue Reading...