Positive reinforcement methods. Hire a dog walker who uses science-based, humane training methods and humane equipment. Keeping a group of dogs safe and under control takes skill and experience, not choke, prong, or shock collars, citronella spray, water spray, intimidation, or physical punishment. Education/training. At a minimum, your dog walker should have Canine First Aid… Continue reading


By Rikke Jorgensen Despite a certain social stigma, wearing a muzzle can be the best option for your dog. Muzzles are a good management tool for dogs that growl and snap when insecure, especially in situations where you can’t control everything in the environment: Crowded sidewalks, parks, etc. For everyone’s sake—including the dog’s—it’s better to… Continue reading