Self Care is Pet Care

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA, SBA We would do anything for our dogs. I know that about all of you, as well as I know that about myself. I have sat …

Practice Saying No

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA, SBA   Have you ever been walking your dog when someone approached and asked to pet them? You know your dog can be uncomfortable about new …

Holiday Safety for Dogs

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA, SBA   Here are our tips for a safe holiday with your dogs:   • Make sure your Christmas tree is anchored so it doesn’t tip …

Building Your Connection

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA, SBA This is my oldest dog, Chupacabra, who will turn 11 in February. She is my more sensitive girl, who is also reactive toward other dogs. …

Always Learning

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA, SBA Your dog is constantly learning and training. Your dog is learning from every interaction with you. I am going to repeat that: Your dog is …

Language Matters

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA, SBA If you have taken classes with me (especially Puppy Pre-School and Advanced Manners), you probably have heard me talk about the importance of language. The language we …