“Rescuing” Street Dogs

My experience as their last hope. I assume most people reading this article are fully aware of the feral dogs local rescues have been “saving”. I am using the word “saving” as loosely as possible. WAIT! Just wait ! Before the title and first sentence upsets you, you need to hear my side of the story and where this article … Read More


Kyleigh is almost 4 years old. Between the ages of 18 and 24 months she was “attacked / charged / bullied / pinned” on 5 different occasions. Twice while she was attached to my bicycle. In none of these situations did she provoke any of these dogs. As a result of these negative encounters with these dogs, she became quite … Read More

The half way house is FULL

As trainers, we are frequently asked to take in dogs that people can no longer handle and or manage. We are asked to take on dogs that have bitten children, adults, small animals, dogs or even their owners. They want us to become the place where dogs learn not to bite, where dogs learn to become good, social members of … Read More


Lenny is our 1.5 year old bull mastiff rescue, who used to “run the show” in my house – whines every 2 hours to go out to play, didn’t walk well on a leash (either pulled or would just stop entirely), would go “nuts” at the sight of another dog and had zero recall off leash. We called Cher at the … Read More

Sleeping with a Stranger

My thoughts on cage free boarding kennels. Let me first describe what I define as a cage free boarding kennel. more then one dog from a different home left UNSUPERVISED or UNATTENDED with dogs they do not live with. This could be during the day or overnight stay. The post that I made on Facebook and the topic now for … Read More

Are YOU leash reactive ?

Define Reactive: Showing a response to a stimulus. If you answer yes to one of the following questions, you are more then likely reactive on leash. Do you find yourself tensing up at the sight of another dog? Do you notice your breathing change? Or maybe you can feel you heart starting to beat faster ? Are you preparing a … Read More


I would like to share my experience with Cher at Streetwise canine and the difference she has made in my relationship with my dog Gracie.  Gracie is a four month old German Shepherd puppy that had several issues that I was having trouble dealing with.  She was fearful of vehicles and would try to chase them, she would bark and lunge at … Read More


Cher is a phenomenal “pack leader”. She has wonderful control over the dogs she walks, all while reinforcing positive canine behaviors and helping to diminish undesirable ones. My Catahoula, Rory, is a very high-energy dog, and Cher has calmed him down tremendously. He looks forward to going on long walks with her every week and has formed an unbreakable bond … Read More

Aggression Caused by Overexposure

You’re getting ready to head out for walk with your beloved dog. The feeling of anxiety and stress start to completely overwhelm you as you grab your leash. You’re hoping the streets will be quiet and you won’t encounter anyone on your walk. Why? Because your dog is aggressive on leash. How did you get here?? To make this easy … Read More


My boyfriend and I rescued our first dog together, his first dog ever. We (I) decided on a Great Dane! Nym was just over a year old, had already had a litter of puppies and was being fostered out in the country. She would sit for us, but only for a treat. Walking her proved to be a bigger challenge … Read More