Food Aggression: How To Handle It

* All Sniffspot articles are reviewed by certified trainers for quality, please see bottom of article for details * Does your dog get possessive whenever it’s dinnertime, or when given a treat? They may be displaying food aggression. In this article, we’ll cover what food aggression is, situations it may arise in, how to preventContinue reading “Food Aggression: How To Handle It”

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”

Leash Reactivity – Understanding & Fixing It

* All Sniffspot articles are reviewed by certified trainers for quality, please see bottom of article for details * There are few things more stressful as a dog parent than the feeling when you’re on a nice, peaceful walk with your furbaby when, seemingly out of nowhere, your sweet little fluff monster transforms into aContinue reading “Leash Reactivity – Understanding & Fixing It”

Dog Anxiety – Signs & How To Help

* All Sniffspot articles are reviewed by certified trainers for quality, please see bottom of article for details * ​Anxiety: humans experience it, and dogs do too. Anxiety is a normal and healthy emotion for dogs to experience from time to time. Dogs may feel anxious if they are startled by a loud noise, or if theyContinue reading “Dog Anxiety – Signs & How To Help”

Overview Of Counterconditioning For Reactive Dogs

* All Sniffspot articles are reviewed by certified trainers for quality, please see bottom of article for details * ​Do you have, or know, a reactive dog? A reactive dog is a dog that overreacts to certain situations or stimuli. This often looks like lunging, growling, or excessive barking. There are some common triggers that dogs mayContinue reading “Overview Of Counterconditioning For Reactive Dogs”

When And How To Do Muzzle Training With Your Dog

* All Sniffspot articles are reviewed by certified trainers for quality, please see bottom of article for details * ​You’ve probably seen a dog wearing a muzzle at some point, but you might be confused as to what exactly the purpose of muzzles is, and whether it’s humane for a dog to wear them. WhenContinue reading “When And How To Do Muzzle Training With Your Dog”

What Does Your Dog Barking Mean?

* All Sniffspot articles are reviewed by certified trainers for quality, please see bottom of article for details * ​If you’re a dog owner, you’ve probably heard, and possibly been annoyed by, your dog barking, at one time or another. But what do your dog’s barks mean? They can mean a variety of different thingsContinue reading “What Does Your Dog Barking Mean?”

How To Enable A Reactive Dog To Live A Full Life

* All Sniffspot articles are reviewed by certified trainers for quality, please see bottom of article for details * Are you concerned that your reactive dog won’t be able to live life to the fullest? People with reactive dogs sometimes feel discouraged or that they cannot give their dog a full life, but don’t worry!Continue reading “How To Enable A Reactive Dog To Live A Full Life”

How To Groom A Reactive Dog

* All Sniffspot articles are reviewed by certified trainers for quality, please see bottom of article for details * ​There are easy things about being a pet parent, and there are, well…less easy things about being a pet parent. For many pet moms and dads, at-home grooming falls firmly into the latter category.  Whether you’reContinue reading “How To Groom A Reactive Dog”

When And How To Think About Medication For Anxious Dogs

* All Sniffspot articles are reviewed by certified trainers for quality, please see bottom of article for details * Have you ever thought about putting your anxious dog on medication? You’re not alone. Many people turn to medication if their dog is not responsive to other behavioral remedies. Here’s a guide to when and howContinue reading “When And How To Think About Medication For Anxious Dogs”