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Phenix Dogs Canine Behavior Experts

Work with award-winning author and trainer Annie Phenix. She helps with all behavioral concerns and never uses force, fear, pain, or intimidation.

Month: April 2016

  • 4 Tips for Engaging Your New Rescue Dog in Play

    Play is a vital part of your dog’s well-being, but not all rescue dogs arrive ready to engage. Play is vital for so many animals, and dogs are no exception. What happens, however, if your new rescue dog feels shut down or anxious in his new home, perhaps due to neglect during the important puppy development stages…

  • You Can — and Must — Speak Up for Your Dog

    Before I was a force-free trainer, I took my own dog out of a bad training situation. There is no reason to let any trainer harm your dog. I wasn’t born a dog trainer. No one is. I have, like many of you, a deep compassion and love of animals — and of dogs in…

  • You Can ‘” and Must ‘” Speak Up for Your Dog

    Before I was a force-free trainer, I took my own dog out of a bad training situation. There is no reason to let any trainer harm your dog. I wasn’™t born a dog trainer. No one is. I have, like many of you, a deep compassion and love of animals ‘” and of dogs in…

  • You Can — and Must — Speak Up for Your Dog

    Before I was a force-free trainer, I took my own dog out of a bad training situation. There is no reason to let any trainer harm your dog. I wasn’t born a dog trainer. No one is. I have, like many of you, a deep compassion and love of animals — and of dogs in…

  • You Can ‘” and Must ‘” Speak Up for Your Dog

    Before I was a force-free trainer, I took my own dog out of a bad training situation. There is no reason to let any trainer harm your dog. I wasn’™t born a dog trainer. No one is. I have, like many of you, a deep compassion and love of animals ‘” and of dogs in…

  • What Do Outdated Dog Training and a Pit of Spiders Have in Common?

    Dogster resident trainer Annie Phenix explains how Cesar Millan’s fear-inducing methods harm instead of help dogs. Do you enjoy being afraid? I mean really afraid for your safety and well being? Engaging the flight or fight response system is stressful. It takes a toll on the body, no matter if that body belongs to a human, a…

  • Puppy 101: Important Lessons for Your Dog’s First Few Months

     Follow these tips to help your puppy develop a positive foundation for socialization and behavior. Puppies and dogs do not arrive in our lives already understanding our house rules. If you have a new dog in your life, spend time now laying down a foundation that will serve both of you for the rest of…

  • Puppy 101: Important Lessons for Your Dog’™s First Few Months

     Follow these tips to help your puppy develop a positive foundation for socialization and behavior. Puppies and dogs do not arrive in our lives already understanding our house rules. If you have a new dog in your life, spend time now laying down a foundation that will serve both of you for the rest of…