Puppy Training Basics

Dez KlippensteinBehavior, Rescue, TrainingLeave a Comment

Hey there! Sorry it has been so long since I last wrote anything! I have been getting quite a few questions from recent puppy adopters about some of the basics so that is what I will be writing about today. I mean really, who doesn’t love a puppy? First of all I want to mention a common mistake that is … Read More

Dogs: Not Too Cool For School

Dez KlippensteinBehavior, General, TrainingLeave a Comment

Scenario 1: You just got a new puppy or adult dog and think, “I won’t do classes with this one because I did with the last one and I still have the notes.” Scenario 2: You have had your dog for years and you think, “I’ve had my dog for 5 years, I don’t need to take any classes now.” … Read More

Setting Your Dog up for Success

Dez KlippensteinBehavior, General, TrainingLeave a Comment

How is your dog training going? It your dog succeeding in whatever you are teaching him? If not, perhaps you are doing too much too fast or using the wrong treats. Setting Your Dog up for Success REMEMBER, starting small and setting your dog up for success is the key to training. Start inside, where your dog will be completely … Read More

MUR Adoptable – Abby – Separation Anxiety

Dez KlippensteinBehavior, Rescue, Training1 Comment

Hi Friends! Today I am going to introduce another dog, Abby, that I worked with from Manitoba Underdogs Rescue. Abby suffers from separation anxiety, which is fairly common and can often result in some destruction or escaping from the home. We want the bond between us and our pets to be strong, but sometimes the dog can become too dependant … Read More

Getting Involved in Animal Rescue

Dez KlippensteinGeneral, RescueLeave a Comment

Interested in getting involved in the animal rescue world but not quite sure how? As most of you already know, I am very involved in the Manitoba dog rescue world. When I started out, I knew that I wanted to do something to help but lived in an animal free apartment so I couldn’t foster or adopt. I began by … Read More

MUR Adoptables – Fia “Leave It”

Dez KlippensteinRescue, TrainingLeave a Comment

Hello again! Last week I talked about Manitoba Underdogs’ Adoptable, Fia. In addition to her separation anxiety, Fia was also having issues of counter surfing and garbage can diving. These are common behaviors found in any dog. The first step in fixing this behavior was for Fia’s foster mom to take away all of the temptations. Move the garbage outside, … Read More

MUR Adoptables – Fia

Dez KlippensteinRescue, Training2 Comments

Hello Friends! Today I wanted to share my first training experience with Manitoba Underdogs Rescue where I got to work with a beautiful Lab mix named Fia. Miss Fia came into rescue in May 2013 through a spay/neuter initiative which Manitoba Underdogs organized with DREAM called Beat the Heat. Manitoba Underdogs visited three First Nations Communities in Manitoba to vaccinate … Read More

Kali and Nanu!

Dez KlippensteinMy Dogs, Rescue2 Comments

I think it is a good time to introduce you to my fur family! Our first was Kali, a 1.5 year old Husky Lab mix from Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue. I knew I wanted to get a dog as soon as we bought our house, however, my significant other was a bit hesitant (he never had any dogs before). My … Read More