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AnimalSensibility is the place to turn to for all of your dog training answers. Collectively, our staff has more than 75 years of extensive and comprehensive experience in dog training and behavior and of course, total dedication to dogs. We are active members of several professional organizations, regularly attend seminars and conferences and are happily obsessed with obtaining the most up-to-date training and behavior information available — and then passing it along to you. This blog is our opportunity to do that on a much larger scale. Our trainers will share new training techniques, case studies from the many classes and private lessons we conduct each week all over Chicagoland, stories from our time volunteering with rescues and shelters, as well as our experiences with our own dogs.

 

Why Do Dogs Do That? The Reverse Sneeze

Rapidly inhaling with short, loud snorts, almost as if gasping for air or gagging.  Sound familiar?  If you have ever lived with a smooshyface aka brachycephalic dog, chances are you’ve witnessed the “reverse sneeze.”  Although it’s most common in these breeds (pugs, boxers, Cavaliers, Boston terriers, etc.), it can happen to any dog.  I see […]

Continue Reading     |     September 26, 2013

DNA Tests: Worth It?

It could be!  I get this question all the time.  Usually it’s followed with a dismissal, that the results rarely resemble the dogs.  In the case of my two dogs, the results were not only fun, but they really helped me to understand their behavior and live more harmoniously together.  And that’s really what we […]

Continue Reading     |     September 5, 2013

How to Treat Your Dog’s Upset Stomach At Home

Both of my dogs have sensitive stomachs, and I’ve spent a fortune on vet bills treating semi-frequent bouts of diarrhea and/or vomiting.  Most of the time it turned out to be nothing serious, and I was sent home with antibiotics and feeding instructions.  Don’t get me wrong – my vet is wonderful and I have […]

Continue Reading     |     July 30, 2013

Coping with the Sounds of Summer

It’s that time of year!  The 5-day forecast shows storm after storm.  And I don’t know about you, but I’m already hearing fireworks around my neighborhood in the evenings.  These are the kinds of noises that turn my dog into a shaky mess, especially when it happens day after day. When our dogs get stressed, […]

Continue Reading     |     June 26, 2013

Sophie’s Story: What to Do If You Find a Stray

She ran in front of my car on my way to work in Olympia, Washington.  I pulled over to see if the owner of the cute border collie mix was anywhere nearby.  No one knew where she came from.  She was shy at first, but I quickly coaxed her into my car.  She hopped in […]

Continue Reading     |     May 31, 2013


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