Behavior Problem or Not?

Behavior Problem or Not?

My Dog Does This Thing… As a dog training professional*, I get this type of question a lot: “Why does my herding dog do XYZ?” XYZ is some behavior, something the herding dog does somewhat consistently. Clients are typically motivated to ask such...
So, My Herding Dog Does This Thing…

So, My Herding Dog Does This Thing…

Why Does Your Herding Dog Do That? It Depends… I get that question a lot. If you ask me that about a specific dog and a particular behavior, my answer, as a Family Dog Mediator, is that a dog is a product of its L.E.G.S. L = Learning. This is the dog’s...
Back to Basics

Back to Basics

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before… Handler: You are going too fast! Listen to me! Dog: NO. I GOT THIS. Handler: You don’t even know where we’re going! Dog: GOING FAST. (Credit to Things Dog Handlers Say for that one!) All joking aside,...
Greetings from the Herding Dog Nerd!

Greetings from the Herding Dog Nerd!

From All The Dogs to Herding Dog… My name is Suzanne, and I am a dog nerd. More specifically I am the Herding Dog Nerd. Self-proclaimed but true nonetheless. So, what exactly do I mean by that? And how on earth did I get here? Once upon a time, I was in...