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Yappy Hour: Dog Advice from Certified Experts

Last Month's Topic: From Pandemic to Pupstanding Citizen! How to Help Your Dog Adjust to the "New Normal"


Worried about your pandemic puppy developing separation anxiety? Has your dog regressed in previously trained behaviors (like potty training) during lockdown? How can we help prepare them for when we go back to work in the office or the kids are back in school? In this month's Yappy Hour, certified dog trainer and behavior consultant Cathy Madson shares ways to help our dogs get ready for the "new normal" on the horizon. Learn about how to address current stress to make this change in routine easier, ways to lessen the chance of separation anxiety, and how to catch up on missed socialization. Have your own question about your pandemic pup? Ask us in the comments and we'll be happy to answer!

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Watch Our Previous Yappy Hours

Dr. Beth Turner joins certified dog trainer Cathy Madson to discuss the pros and cons of waiting to spay or neuter your dog. Learn more here about behavior changes that happen during "heat" if you're waiting to spay your dog. 

Certified dog trainer Cathy Madson shares ideas for keeping your dog entertained and active during winter weather. We also have lots of audience questions answered during our "Ask a Trainer" anything Q&A. Check out these articles for more dog enrichment ideas and boredom busters for dogs.

Tune in to hear Cathy talk about leash reactivity and dog aggression. She covers what reactivity is, how it's different from aggression, leash walking tips, and what training tools to use (and what training tools to avoid). She also gives you ideas for what you can start doing right away to help your reactive dog while overviewing what a behavior modification plan looks like. If you have a reactive dog, working one-on-one with a certified professional trainer is crucial for success! Every case is different and you and your dog deserve personalized support, training plan, and feedback.

Sign up for one-on-one coaching sessions with Cathy for help with your leash reactive dog, or for any dog training you need!

Cathy talks about her latest experience adding a puppy to her life and how her senior dog is adjusting. Plus, "Ask a Dog Trainer Anything" time for the last half of Yappy Hour to answer your dog training and behavior questions!

Hear Cathy talk about how to get your dog to stop jumping on people and teach them to sit for attention instead! Learn more about what to do if your puppy or dog loves to jump.