Human-Directed Reactivity

Human-Directed Reactivity Classes Attendees: Limited to 5 dogs Length:  – Starter: 6 weekly sessions – Continuing Skills: 4 weekly sessions Time: 50 minutes per class Tuition: – Starter: $250 – Continuing Skills: $175 Prereqs: Active Synergy...
“Fine” is a Four-Letter Word

“Fine” is a Four-Letter Word

Have you ever looked at your dog and thought that she looks “fine”? Have you described your own or another person’s pet as “fine” when you describe them to your friends? Beware, the word “fine” is often not so fine! What is “fine”? One of the most common statements...
The Misunderstood Muzzle

The Misunderstood Muzzle

Muzzles are some of the most misunderstood, but most important, tools in dog training. It is a way to keep your dog and others around her safe while providing opportunities for training. A muzzled dog is not a bad dog, and may not even be a dog that bites.  However it...
A Note from Dr. Valli – Synergy Snapshot

A Note from Dr. Valli – Synergy Snapshot

Happy New Year everyone! As customary this time of the year, new resolutions are made. As such, we have made a resolution to kick off the new year with a renewed vigor by writing new articles about animal behavior, and behavior-related topics, for all of you to read...
Say What?  Whale Eye

Say What? Whale Eye

Whale eye occurs when a dog’s head is pointed one way but their eyes are looking at something in a different direction. The whites of the eyes can be seen as an arc. It can be thought of as looking out of the corner of the eye. Dogs who show this behavior are...