Decoding Your Dog offers a scientific insight into your dog's behavior. 


Don't Shoot the Dog by Karen Pryor, is her journey as an animal trainer. From dolphins to dogs, this book explains how positive reinforcement works across species.


"Whatever the task, whether keeping a four-year-old quiet in public, housebreaking a puppy, coaching a team, or memorizing a poem, it will go fast, and better, and be more fun, if you know how to use reinforcement."--Karen Pryor.


Misunderstanding Dominance- This is a short informative interview with Dr. Kelly Ballantyne explaining the pitfalls of dominance based training and misconceptions. 


Puppy Start Right is helpful in understanding your puppies stages of development, motivations, and positive socialization  


Training Tools

I find a training pouch a must for training. A treat pouch is great for speedy reinforcement of treats. Plus a treat pouch keeps your clothes free of smooshed and forgotten treats.


Baby gates are a great management tool. They may be used during house training, keeping dogs separate during meal time, and many other uses.

Tubes are a great way to quickly reinforce with high value treats. Just add your dog's favorite canned food.

A European/Hands-Free leash adds safety and ease to walks. When worn around your body (hands-free) it offers extra safety incase your dog tries to run towards something (Squirrel!). For large dogs I like this leash.

A video camera can help diagnose behavioral issues your dog may have. The Wyze Cam is great cost effective tool to remotely check in on your doggie.

A muzzle can be a helpful tool for reactive dogs. When trained with classical conditioning, your dog can learn to be comfortable wearing a muzzle. Please take your time training this behavior. Contact me with any questions.


A crate can help with house training and pet safety.

A harness is essential for walks. The Freedom Harness is a great choice. It offers two points of connection for extra safety and control.

Dogs that pull excessively or overreact to stimuli, a Gentle Leader my help. The Gentle Leader will increase your control without cuasing pain

A white noise machine helps mask environmental sounds. Helping dogs react less to noises.

Food + Puzzles

Stuffed Kongs are a great way to keep your dog entertained. By filling up a Kong with treats, the dog will be occupied with something tasty when you leave the house or having guests over. 

The Sticky Bone can be a great help for grooming. Just apply some peanut butter, easy cheese, and/or canned food and stick to a wall or bathtub. 

A Pickle Pocket is durable long lasting food puzzle. Just pack with your pup's favorite treats.


Happy Howie's are a favorite treat for many dogs. I like that I can cut the size of the treats to match the size of the dog. Happy Howie's also comes in a selection of proteins 

Pet Food

For Dog's Sake is my go-to place for healthy pet food. For Dog's Sake has been providing dogs with natural healthy food for over 26 years. With a knowledgeable and caring staff, they will help you find the right food for your dog and cat. Stop on by!

1757 N Kimball Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

The products we offer use only the highest quality, all natural ingredients and whenever possible, are predominantly human-grade and organically produced.

With multiple locations, Kriser's Natural Pet Store, is a great place to pick up natural and healthy pet food