Bits & Bites Natural Pet Health Blog

Getting a Grip on Counter Surfing

Getting a Grip on Counter Surfing

This month's dog training topic is counter surfing. If your pooch likes to sneak food off your kitchen counter, be sure to read these tips from our resident dog training guest blogger, Kat Stevens-Stanley.

Food stealing from tabletops and counters is a big complaint that I frequently hear from dog owners. It’s also been a trouble area in my own household. (Yes, despite myths you may have heard, even dog trainers' dogs are still regular dogs!) Counter surfing can be a tricky issue to tackle and is usually the result of human error (leaving dogs access to things you don’t want them to have) or having trouble discovering manageable solutions.

Playing it Safe: Tips to Prevent Dog Bites All Year-Round

Playing it Safe: Tips to Prevent Dog Bites All Year-Round

This week is National Dog Bite Prevention Week. No matter how long you've had your dog or how comfortable you are with him, taking the right measures to prevent him from biting another person is so important. To help you learn how to create a safe environment for your dog, children, and others, we've invited expert trainer Kat Stevens-Stanley to share her insight with us.

Pregnancy, New Babies, and Your Dog: Going Beyond Sniffing Blankets

Pregnancy, New Babies, and Your Dog: Going Beyond Sniffing Blankets

As you may know, Sunday was National Kids and Pets Day. To help raise awareness about creating a safe environment for your children and furry companions to thrive in, we've invited expert dog trainer Kat Stevens-Stanley to the blog. Today, she's sharing her valuable insight on how to prepare your pooches for a newborn baby.

Loose Leash Walking: How to get your dog to walk with you

Loose Leash Walking: How to get your dog to walk with you

We're back with our third and final dog training post from Kat Stevens-Stanley. Today, she's giving us pointers on how to get your dog to stop pulling on leash. See her tips on Positive Reinforcement Dog Training here and her post on understanding your dog's body language here.