YNP #019: The Downside of a Fenced-in Backyard

A fenced-in backyard is considered a very valuable resource for a dog owner.  It makes owning, potty training and exercising your dog SO much easier.  Or does it?With anything

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YNP #018: Ditch the Bowl and Make Mealtime an Event

So often, we get stuck in the idea that our dogs need to eat out of a bowl.  BORING!! Our dogs are programmed to work for their food so let’s use that in our favor. We already

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YNP #017: 5 Dog Food Myths and the Truth Behind Them

We know that finding the right dog food for our dog is important.  It can also be overwhelming.  Most of us want to be able to walk into a pet store, pick up a bag and make the right decision. 

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YNP #016: Stop Behaviors Before They Start! How Thinking Ahead Can Make Training Easier.

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” – Benjamin Franklin The best way to stop your dog from jumping up on people is not to allow him from to do it from day one. The best way to

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YNP #015: How to Choose the Right Dog Care – Part Two Pet Sitters

Welcome to Part Two of the two-part series on helping you find the right dog care for you.  In part one (Episode #14) I talked all about facilities.  In this episode I talk about Pet Sitters.Who

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YNP #014: How to Choose the Right Dog Care – Part One

Welcome to Part One in two-part series on helping you find the right dog care for you.Who will take care of your dog when you can’t is a very common concern for most dog owners.  With good reason.

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YNP #013: Dog Daycare vs. Dog Park

  Both Dog Parks and Dog Daycares are a place for your dog to get exhausted while playing with their friends.  Beyond that, you and your dog’s experience are quite different. Where dog parks are

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YNP #012: The Most Important Part of Your Dog’s Obedience Training

You don’t have to be a dog person to know about basic obedience.  It’s usually the first thing you think of when someone says “training a dog”.   It is popular for very good reasons.  I could

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YNP #011: Reasons to Leave Your Retractable Leash at Home

If you don’t already have a retractable leash you have most likely thought about buying one.  I have one, I admit it, but now it is collecting dust at the bottom of the dog’s supply bin. Whenever

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YNP #010: Complete Guide to Potty Training Your Puppy

  Potty training is a rite of passage for all puppy owners.  It’s a time consuming, energy draining, and often a frustrating, overwhelming process.  It’s definitely not the pretty part of owning

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