Sassafras Lowrey, MFA, CPDT-KA, CTDI

Sassafras Lowrey is a Certified Trick Dog Instructor and author of “Tricks In The City,” “Healing/Heeling,” “Bedtime Stories For Rescue Dogs,” and the activity book “Chew This Journal” forthcoming in Summer 2020. Follow Sassafras on Twitter @SassafrasLowrey and at SassafrasLowrey.com

Recognize your dog’s triggers — stress, another animal or a form of communication — for marking in the house and tailor your positive reinforcement training to the specific reasons behind the behavior.
Recognize your dog’s triggers — stress, another animal or a form of communication — for marking in the house and tailor your positive reinforcement training to the specific reasons behind the behavior.
Learn about each of the rare dog breeds found on the lowest end of the AKC most popular dog breed list. You may realize they are just the right fit for your family.
Learn about each of the rare dog breeds found on the lowest end of the AKC most popular dog breed list. You may realize they are just the right fit for your family.
Be consistent and start socialization early when training the Catahoula Leopard Dog, plus involve him in hunting, tracking or scent work to help this strong, energetic working dog breed thrive in your home.
Be consistent and start socialization early when training the Catahoula Leopard Dog, plus involve him in hunting, tracking or scent work to help this strong, energetic working dog breed thrive in your home.
Find a job like trick training or dog sports for this active and intelligent herding dog breed. Ongoing training and plenty of exercise helps Australian Cattle Dogs thrive in a family.
Find a job like trick training or dog sports for this active and intelligent herding dog breed. Ongoing training and plenty of exercise helps Australian Cattle Dogs thrive in a family.
Fetch is a game all dogs and their people can enjoy together, even if your dog doesn’t take to it naturally. Follow these five easy steps to play more fetch.
Fetch is a game all dogs and their people can enjoy together, even if your dog doesn’t take to it naturally. Follow these five easy steps to play more fetch.
Dog bootcamps are frequently advertised as a quick-fix solution for solving training problems. But, dog training camp programs aren’t all created equally.
Dog bootcamps are frequently advertised as a quick-fix solution for solving training problems. But, dog training camp programs aren’t all created equally.
Playing dead is one of the classic easy tricks to teach your dog that’s sure to impress your friends and family. This trick can be taught to dogs of all sizes.
Playing dead is one of the classic easy tricks to teach your dog that’s sure to impress your friends and family. This trick can be taught to dogs of all sizes.
Before leaving your dog alone with a dog sitter, make sure you are confident in the care your dog will receive by asking the right questions beforehand and leaving a detailed list of necessary information about your home and dog.
Before leaving your dog alone with a dog sitter, make sure you are confident in the care your dog will receive by asking the right questions beforehand and leaving a detailed list of necessary information about your home and dog.
Online dog training is a great way to work with a trainer from the comfort of home to teach your dog new skills and address behavioral challenges.
Online dog training is a great way to work with a trainer from the comfort of home to teach your dog new skills and address behavioral challenges.
Dogs jumping up on people can be a frustrating habit to break. With patience and positive reinforcement, it’s possible to teach your dog not to jump on people stop your dog from jumping.
Dogs jumping up on people can be a frustrating habit to break. With patience and positive reinforcement, it’s possible to teach your dog not to jump on people stop your dog from jumping.
When you can’t watch your dog or puppy, she needs to be safely contained. Kennels and crates are great options for safely containing dogs, but which is best?
When you can’t watch your dog or puppy, she needs to be safely contained. Kennels and crates are great options for safely containing dogs, but which is best?
You can train a dog to stop digging under your fence and stop digging holes in your yard through supervision, positive reinforcement and redirection.
You can train a dog to stop digging under your fence and stop digging holes in your yard through supervision, positive reinforcement and redirection.
Puppies explore the world with their mouths, but puppy teeth are sharp. Training a puppy not to bite takes time and patience. Follow these simple steps for how to stop puppy biting.
Puppies explore the world with their mouths, but puppy teeth are sharp. Training a puppy not to bite takes time and patience. Follow these simple steps for how to stop puppy biting.
There are a variety of treatment and support options available to help dogs struggling with anxiety including anti-anxiety medication that can be prescribed by your dog’s veterinarian.
There are a variety of treatment and support options available to help dogs struggling with anxiety including anti-anxiety medication that can be prescribed by your dog’s veterinarian.
Dreaming of the perfect getaway with your dog? Traveling with your canine companion is a fun way to spend quality time together, increase your bond and experience new areas of the country. You and your pup are sure to enjoy these dog-centric vacation destinations!
Dreaming of the perfect getaway with your dog? Traveling with your canine companion is a fun way to spend quality time together, increase your bond and experience new areas of the country. You and your pup are sure to enjoy these dog-centric vacation destinations!
DNA tests aren’t just about finding out what breeds your dog is mixed with anymore, but now help provide important information about your dog’s health. Let’s take a look at today’s DNA kits.
DNA tests aren’t just about finding out what breeds your dog is mixed with anymore, but now help provide important information about your dog’s health. Let’s take a look at today’s DNA kits.
Previously vets weren’t recommending puppies to be neutered before six months of age, but in recent years this is shifting. The best age to neuter a dog is going to mostly be based on the dog’s breed and size.
Previously vets weren’t recommending puppies to be neutered before six months of age, but in recent years this is shifting. The best age to neuter a dog is going to mostly be based on the dog’s breed and size.
Sometimes life in the city can be ruff! There are always things to see and do, but that can be a little bit overwhelming for our canine companions. If you’re thinking about bringing your dog into the city, or if you’re moving to a new urban area with your dog, check out these survival tips for both of you.
Sometimes life in the city can be ruff! There are always things to see and do, but that can be a little bit overwhelming for our canine companions. If you’re thinking about bringing your dog into the city, or if you’re moving to a new urban area with your dog, check out these survival tips for both of you.

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