About UsOur Pack Leader Dee Green has been professionally nurturing human-canine relationships for over 15 years. Dee grew up with dogs in the home, and demonstrated an innate ability to understand and communicate with canines... [more]
Category Archives: Puppy Training
By Pack Leader | Published: May 18, 2013
On hand to answer questions and offer free advice regarding dog behavior and training is Santa Monica based canine behavior specialist, Dee Green of Balanced Dogs, who's been improving relationships between dogs & humans on the Westside since 1997. Green will be joining the team at the Bark Williams booth during the Vendor Fair. Look for her "Ask the Behaviorist" banner from 1 to 3 p.m.
By Pack Leader | Published: April 7, 2013
In 6 of the most formative weeks in this dog's life, the sitter by default taught the puppy to pull on the leash, refuse to cooperate when she's not getting her way, and jump on everyone she passes. These are behaviors that now have to be unlearned, because this sitter thinks puppies should be puppies (read: indulged)?
By Pack Leader | Published: February 20, 2013
If a dog refuses to go outside during inclement weather, runs away from the door, hides when it's time to go out, or freezes ("shuts down"), it's time to speak with a behavior professional. Continuing to push a puppy or adult dog to a state of extreme fright will often make it harder to do, and can negatively impact your relationship.
By Pack Leader | Published: January 3, 2013
I regularly crate bonded dogs together, as long as the crate is big enough for both, and they enjoy snuggling. I use separate crates if they end up having conflicting training schedules, or weren’t focusing on learning the house rules because they’d rather listen to each other. Even if I used 2 crates during the [...]
By Pack Leader | Published: March 10, 2012
I got a call this week about a 4 month old, abandoned-in-a-box-at-3-weeks hound mix, who has never been anywhere but a backyard in Mar Vista since arriving in its current home at 8 weeks, upon strict orders of a Beverly Hills vet. I hope the good doctor is able to help this family in 6, [...]