Recently, we have had a couple of clients with small kids who experienced their dog suddenly nipping, lunging, or biting their kid, apparently ‘out of the blue’. This is quite a common problem for families with small kids and dogs. Kids like to hug, kiss, and reach out to touch in sudden quick movements. Most kids squeal, shout, jump, run, and attempt to put things in the dog’s face, etc. They like to take things away from a dog, or tease the dog.Read More
VivaPaws Training & Behavior was born out of passion, love, and heartache.
Aimlessly searching for a purpose in life for most of my 49 years, the fact that love brought me to the United States late in life, was a blessing from the universe for sure. But having to give up a life I loved in my home country of Denmark, leaving behind family, friends, all my ‘things’, and not least my two beloved schnauzers was a major heartache. It is a known fact for most of us who don’t have kids, that our pets are our kids. Rufus and Balou, my two dogs in Denmark, were my kids. They brought me love, joy, comfort, and companionship while enduring a long-distance relationship for five years. And yet, I left them! Do I deserve dogs?Read More
You may be of the conviction that hiring a Professional Dog Trainer is expensive. Ever wonder what is behind the rates you pay?
At VivaPaws, we believe in transparency. We want our clients to feel they get value for money. We are not out to make a great profit, but our rates are reflective of the fact that our service is Top Tier. Vivi Myslik Jorgensen has earned an elite certification, which is considered one of the very best in the dog training community.Read More
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole – Roger Caras. This is one of my favorite quotes about dogs. How do you feel about your dog? Is he perhaps your best friend, your ‘kid’, a family member, almost as important as other family members, or maybe more? What makes them so special? They waltz straight into our hearts with their cute little faces, their wagging tails, their pure love. Is that the whole truth?Read More
You might have envisioned a life with a well-mannered dog, who listens to you, comes when you call, walks calmly on leash…. a joy to live with. This perfect picture is often crushed when your dog starts to develop destructive or undesirable behaviors. You may have tried to train your pup yourself, but either don’t have the time or patience it requires, and therefore behaviors have turned into problems.Read More