12 Tools for Building a Dog’s Confidence

Positive Dog Training

  1. Prevention and Management Safety for your dog, you and your property are your primary concerns. First and foremost, be extra careful and anticipate problems before they occur. Prevention and management means creating an environment that sets your dog up to not only be safe, but actually teaches her to relax. When all hell breaks loose outside, supervise your dog so mistakes can’t happen. It is imperative that she always wears her collar with some kind of identification just in case she does manage to escape when storms and holiday noises erupt. Never put an anxious, distressed dog in a crate or tie her to something and leave her there.  She would likely injure herself while hysterically attempting to get free.
  2. Ambient Sounds: Turn on the air conditioner and TV or radio to help create a roo