Sit – Stay – Seek
Animals bring a lot of joy into our lives. They are such faithful companions that give us unconditional love. At the same time, sometimes they behave in unpredictable and undesirable ways. We get frustrated with some of our pet’s behaviors and even reach the point of exasperation.
To facilitate a discussion around pet behavior issues, and to provide resources and other guidance we have created this blog page, Sit-Stay-Seek. Our goal is to keep pets in their homes by encouraging caregivers to stop and think critically about the issues they are seeing, and ask questions. With this blog page, we will regularly post articles, videos and other resources related to common pet behavior issues. The blog also allows users to post questions, and their own pet stories too. We encourage open discussion with the community and will do everything we can to provide help and guidance.
Loose Leash Training - Loose Leash Training Your dog loves going on walks, but sometimes you don’t love taking her. Is it because she yanks on the leash constantly? Your peaceful walk with the dog can suddenly become... How to Prevent Leash Biting - How to Prevent Leash Biting We’ve had quite a few dogs at the shelter over the years that like to grab and rip at their leash. This can be quite a problem for us:... Cleaning Your Dog’s Teeth - Cleaning Your Dog’s Teeth Keeping your dog’s mouth clean is an important part of your dog’s overall health. Many dogs may not be comfortable with you poking and prodding at their mouth though. With... Trimming Your Dog’s Nails and Brushing - Trimming Your Dog’s Nails and Brushing Do you dread trimming your dog’s nails? Does your dog act like it’s torture? Some dogs really don’t like to get their nails trimmed, but it has to... Dog Bathing Tips - Dog Bathing Tips Give your dog a bath can be one of the most unpleasant experiences for you and your dog. But it doesn’t have to be. Check out the resources below for some... Unusual Eating Habits in Pets - Unusual Eating Habits in Pets Sometimes are pets get into things that they shouldn’t. Sometimes they even eat non-food items which can cause serious, even life-threatening medical complications. For that reason, it is important... Excessive Vocalization in Cats - Excessive Vocalization in Cats Ever had a cat that keeps you up at night with its yowling? Maybe it just won’t leave you alone until it gets the attention it wants? Cats that vocalize... Aggression in Cats - Aggression in Cats At Great River Rescue, we get a lot more calls about aggressive behavior in dogs, than we do cats. However, aggressive behavior in cats can be just as detrimental, and can...
Ask a Trainer/Share Your Story
Please use the form below if you have any questions for our dog trainer, Barb Godding, KPA-CTP, CPDT-KA, CGC (Learn more about Barb here: Dog Talk Training MN.) We also encourage you to share your own stories of success dealing with pet behavior issues. Feel free to include up to two photos!