Entries by Shannon Belt

What Puppies Really Need To Learn

The 8 Most Important Things to Teach Your Puppy Puppy parents are eager to teach their new family member skills that will set everyone up for success long term, but […]

Reliable Recall

Reliable recall is essential to a trustworthy dog human relationship. If you plan to have your dog off leash outside of a fenced in yard or park, try this two-part […]

Bringing Home a New Rescue Dog or Cat

At Aska’s Animals, we provide a safe and calming environment where animals can relax and play while we work to find them their family. Once the animal’s new owner comes […]


Cortisol and Your Dog’s Brain

The Link Between Cortisol and Behavior   As we discussed in the ‘Is Your Dog Trying to Talk to You?’ blog post, all dog behavior is communication. And canine behavior […]

Confinement Training (And Why It’s So Important!)

Confinement connotates isolation or punishment, but really, it’s the opposite. Confinement Training is teaching your dog that it’s safe and comfortable to be in a clean, cozy space by themselves […]