The Waggin Tails Adventure blog features stories about the dogs we walk, our favorite places to go, vacation care updates, and upcoming dog-related events in the Seattle area

Puppy play

posted on: February 20, 2015

Congratulations on your new puppy!  Adopting a new puppy can be an exciting and overwhelming time for both parents and puppy alike.  During the first few weeks at home, the most important thing to consider is socialization.  Did you know that a puppy’s personality is pretty much fully developed by the time he/she is 16 weeks […]


An expert dog trainer speaks about positive training

posted on: October 26, 2012

I am a positive dog trainer.  This means that I am committed to using loving, kind, and compassionate ways to train and relate with my dog clients.  I avoid using “aversives” which are dog training tactics aimed at controlling, dominating and creating fear in the dog.  I would like to take a moment to share […]


Training Tip: Before Meals!

posted on: November 30, 2010

Waggin Tails Training Tips: Are you having trouble getting your dog/puppy to be motivated during training even with tasty treats? Try doing your training sessions before meal time and training before you feed her. Most dogs are food motivated and I’ve found that they are much more focused when hungry. In Mazie’s training, I am […]