Category: Dog Behavior Articles

Bella’s Story

We have decided to share the personal story of the dog that inspired Backcountry K-9 Training, Bella, in hopes that it inspires others. Bella came into my life at one of the most pivotal times of my life, and my initial intention was just…

Optimizing Your Health to Keep Up With Your Dog

By: Sammy Szura   About Me Hello! My name is Sammy Szura and I graduated college with a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. I am currently enrolled in the required ten-month long dietetic internship to become a Registered Dietitian (RD). Once I complete the…

Why We All Need to Accept Muzzles

Muzzles Are Extremely Important For Any Dog Why do I think muzzles are so important for your dog that I decided to write a whole entire article about them? Having your dog get used to wearing a muzzle has so many benefits even for…

Creating Calmness In Your Dog

Many dog owners struggle with high energy dogs and think the only solution to their problems is to exercise their dog. Lets face it, even as a dog trainer sometimes we harp on exercise for our dogs. Sometimes that is what we really want…

The Humanization Of Dogs

While our dogs are our best companions, there a major problems with humanizing your dog. Lets face it, we all love our dogs and want to treat them like family. We live in a much more dog-centric time then we ever have in the…

3 Ways To Improve Your Relationship With Your Dog Today

The first step in any dog training program is to work to improve your relationship with your dog, How can we do that? Everyone strives to have the best relationship possible with their dogs. Some trainers even use that to scare people into one…

5 Basic Commands Every Dog Should Know(Not What Your Thinking Of)

With So Many Different Commands We Can Teach Our Dogs, Which Are the Most Important For Your Dog Training Needs Lets face it there a ton of commands you can teach your dog like rollover, spin, sit, down, come, shake, paw, the list goes…

Is Your Dog Friendly?

Bella Sleeping in her muzzle 1 year ago What may seem like a harmless question creates a multitude of insecurities and reactions for other dog owners. This is the situation, your walking with your reactive dog in a park trying to work on them…

All About Dog Exercise

Exercise is so important to the mental and physical health of our dogs! Exercise or lack there of causes so many canine health and behavior problems every year. What most owners do not know is that there are many different forms of exercise and…

Response to Recent Pitbull Attacks in the News; Why is does it seem there are more Behavior Problems with our Dogs?

While We Keep The Victims and Their Families in Our Thoughts, We Should Not Be Blaming the Breeds. The tragedies that have recently been in the media concerning the Woman who was off leash running with her dogs and was found dead with the…