How To Handle A Dog Chewing

* All Sniffspot articles are reviewed by certified trainers for quality, please see bottom of article for details * Dogs may not be able to actually talk to us, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have their own ways of communicating when something is up—it’s just up to us as pet parents to notice whenContinue reading “How To Handle A Dog Chewing”

Bikejoring: What Is It & How To Get Started

* All Sniffspot articles are reviewed by certified trainers for quality, please see bottom of article for details * Have you been looking for a new and interesting way to exercise your dog? You might be a good candidate for bikejoring. Read on to learn about what bikejoring is and how you can get started.Continue reading “Bikejoring: What Is It & How To Get Started”

Guide to Fear Aggression in Dogs

* All Sniffspot articles are reviewed by certified trainers for quality, please see bottom of article for details * Fear aggression in dogs is a tricky topic. This is because it’s difficult to identify with 100% certainty. Why? Because aggression is very commonly confused with reactivity. Some of the behaviors of reactivity and aggression mayContinue reading “Guide to Fear Aggression in Dogs”

Introduction to Lure Coursing

* All Sniffspot articles are reviewed by certified trainers for quality, please see bottom of article for details * There are a number of activities designed to keep dogs active, mentally engaged, physically stimulated, and bonded with their guardian. Some dogs are best suited to use their noses, while others are perfectly content to haveContinue reading “Introduction to Lure Coursing”

Variety Is The Spice Of Life: Canine Exercise Recommendations From The Latest Research

By: Danette JohnstonOwner – Dog’s Day Out, Ballard, WACertified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA)Licensed AKC CGC EvaluatorNW Coordinator, Doggone Safe ​​When I opened a dog day care 19 years ago, I did so because I had been working a shelter and noticed that the majority of the dogs in the shelter were there because they were not gettingContinue reading “Variety Is The Spice Of Life: Canine Exercise Recommendations From The Latest Research”

9 Unusual Enrichment Ideas For Reactive Dogs

Many folks in the Sniffspot community are looking for more enrichment options for reactive pups. We did some research to find the most interesting enrichment options for reactive dogs by 1) asking reactive dog owners in the area, and 2) asking some local trainers for input to make sure these are the highest quality optionsContinue reading “9 Unusual Enrichment Ideas For Reactive Dogs”

Five Ways Truffle Hunting Helps Reactive Dogs And Their Owners

By: Kristin RosenbachOwner – Wagnificent K9 Truffle Dogs, LLCFreelance Truffle Hunter & TeacherReiki Master Teacher When I made the decision to begin truffle hunting, I never imagined how much our lives would change. ​I became fascinated with truffles after tasting them on a trip to Italy. I joked that I was going to teach theContinue reading “Five Ways Truffle Hunting Helps Reactive Dogs And Their Owners”

How To Introduce Dogs

By: Danette JohnstonOwner – Dog’s Day Out, Ballard, WACertified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA)Licensed AKC CGC EvaluatorNW Coordinator, Doggone Safe Whether you are looking to bring a new dog into your home or you just want your dog to hang out with your friends or family members’ dog, being able to read the dogs’ body language is imperativeContinue reading “How To Introduce Dogs”

Nosework: Enrichment For Every Dog

By: EricaWellsErica  is a Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI) through the National Association of Canine Scent Work. She teaches Agility and K9 Nose work classes, both sports she participates and competes in with her rescued Brittany Spaniel, Mimi and newest monster, Gator. ​– I am passionate about dogs using their noses. The dog olfactory systemContinue reading “Nosework: Enrichment For Every Dog”

Host Tips: Ellen K. What Makes Sniffspot Successful for Me

Ellen is the host of Country Pasture Getaway, one of Sniffspot’s most popular sniff spots. She has taken the time to write up the lessons she has learned about how to be a great sniff spot host. — ​Last year, when I first considered offering my field as a sniff spot,  I was apprehensive.  I hadContinue reading “Host Tips: Ellen K. What Makes Sniffspot Successful for Me”