Confidence Building in Dogs

By Dawn / July 3, 2024 /

We get asked often at our training facility, Canine Einstein, “how do I help my dog feel more confident?”  This is a great question, but it is also a complex question.  Every dog can benefit from confidence boosting, but not every dog will get there the same way. What we know is that confidence is…

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Marker Words- Make Your Dog Walks More Enjoyable

By Dawn / February 22, 2024 /

Are you looking to transform your daily dog walks into a seamless, enjoyable experience for both you and your furry friend? At Milwaukee Paws Pet Care, we understand the importance of effective communication and positive reinforcement while dog walking. That’s why all of our experienced dog walkers utilize marker words to enhance the quality of…

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Importance of Agency and Choice in a Dogs Life

By Dawn / April 20, 2023 /

As pet owners, we all want our furry friends to live happy, healthy lives. But have you ever stopped to think about what that really means for your dog? For many dogs, a fulfilling life means having a sense of agency and choice in their daily routines. This is where the four L.E.G.S. model developed…

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5 Dog Walking Tips for a Better Dog Walk

By Dawn / November 6, 2022 /

One very common request I get as a dog trainer is “How can I make my dog walk better?”  While I do not think we need to make our dogs do anything, there are tips to help you and your dog have a more enjoyable and beneficial walk.  All of our staff at Milwaukee Paws Pet…

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You Have a Friend- Reactive Dog Training Program

By Dawn / October 14, 2022 /

Why do we need to talk about reactive dog training and how it can help? Simply stated, when we bring a dog into our families, we have an idea of what life will be like with this new family member.  As a dog trainer, I often have the opportunity to hear the stories clients share…

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How to Capture Calmness in Your Dog

By Dawn / February 3, 2022 /

Why Capture Calmness: Some dogs are calm, chill and relaxed most of the time.  It seems that their default is to relax and stay calm.  For other dogs, reaching a state of calmness is harder to attain and not their go to behavior. Capturing calmness is key for dogs who are more hyper, high energy…

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Reflections from a Pet Professional on 2021 and the New Year

By Dawn / January 3, 2022 /

Each year, as the new year begins, I like to reflect back over the past 12 months.  I take this time to reflect on the year, the successes and challenges it brought, how well I handled them and where I struggled.  I find this time helpful to give me perspective, to help me remember how…

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Cues that traveling dogs should know

Seven Cues Every Traveling Dog Should Know

By Dawn / September 30, 2021 /

Before traveling with your pet, teach them the cues that will make your trip safer and more fun for all of you! Traveling with our canine companions can be a lot of fun and can really help to strengthen the bond between pet and pet parent.  Before you hit the road with Fido, though, there…

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7 Benefits of Urban Adventure Decompression Walks and Why Every Dog in Milwaukee Needs to Do Them

By Dawn / January 19, 2021 /

While we at Milwaukee Paws Pet Care have always stressed the importance of cognitive enrichment for pets, especially cats and dogs, we have noticed that this year, there is a marked increase in the number of companies shifting their focus to it as well.  This makes us happy- cognitive enrichment is such a vital and…

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5 Reasons We are Grateful for the Pets of Milwaukee

By Dawn / November 14, 2020 /

November is typically the month of thankfulness, gratitude and Thanksgiving. It seems appropriate, given that we are preparing to head into a season of gift giving, social get togethers (well, maybe not so many social gatherings this year) and the start of the new year.  It always made sense to me that we begin the…

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