Monthly Archives: June 2023

A Comprehensive Guide to Safeguarding Dogs with Fireworks Anxiety on the 4th of July


by Will Bangura, M.S., CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, FFCP, (Dog BEhaviorist), Certified Dog Behavior Consultant   Part 1: Understanding the Situation and Preparation Understanding your dog’s anxiety and providing the right comfort is imperative, especially on occasions such as the 4th of July when fireworks are inevitable. Fireworks can be a source of terror for dogs, who […]

Teaching Your Dog Leave It

How to teach a dog leave it

Teaching Your Dog to “Leave It” by Will Bangura, M.S., CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, (Dog Behaviorist) Certified Behavior Consultant. A well-trained dog is not only a joy to be around but also safer and more predictable. One essential command that all dogs should learn is “leave it.” This command teaches your dog to ignore or avoid potentially […]

 Teaching and Implementing an Effective Emergency Recall for Your Dog


By Will Bangura, M.S., CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, FFCP, (Dog Behaviorist,) Certified Dog Behavior Consultant Introduction Training a dog encompasses myriad techniques, methodologies, and commands, each essential to molding a well-behaved, obedient, and safe canine companion. One command of paramount importance in this training regimen is the ’emergency recall.’ Unlike the everyday recall or ‘come’ command, an […]