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”

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”

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”

How To Socialize Your Puppy

* All Sniffspot articles are reviewed by certified trainers for quality, please see bottom of article for details * ​If you have a puppy, you’ve likely heard about the need to socialize your new friend. Socialization refers to the process of preparing your dog to, essentially, be comfortable with the world around them. Whether interacting withContinue reading “How To Socialize Your Puppy”

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”

Introduction To Dog Nosework

* All Sniffspot articles are reviewed by certified trainers for quality, please see bottom of article for details * ​Ever notice how much your canine pal uses their nose? Maybe you’ve seen them point their head downward and follow an invisible scent trail on the ground during walks, or perhaps the occasional aim upward toContinue reading “Introduction To Dog Nosework”

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?”