September 18, 2018 No comments exist

What kind of relationship do you have with your dog? Relationships matter, and your dog’s behavior can really be affected by your interactions and what you share with your dog. Demanding dogs don’t have the kind of respectful relationship that is healthy and best for the dog.   Relationship type 1: Is your relationship with…

August 14, 2018 No comments exist

If you have a leash reactive dog, going for a nice, quiet walk with your dog doesn’t happen except at 2am when no one else is on the street. Leash reactivity creates a smaller and smaller world for your dog because it seems impossible to have a good walk with your dog.   Leash reactivity…

July 26, 2018 No comments exist

Introducing dogs can be tricky! Like people, dogs have preferences for who they want to hang around and how quickly they warm up to others. When introducing dogs to each other, we need to stay very aware of this. We need to be prepared to end the socializing quickly if necessary. Dogs can build up…

May 14, 2018 No comments exist

When we talk about how to stop jumping dogs, or stopping any unwanted behavior, we have to find a consequence that the dog finds intolerable. This doesn’t mean painful! This just means something that causes the dog to make a decision to avoid a behavior because of the consequences. It can be something that causes…

April 24, 2018 1 comment

The symptoms and severity of separation anxiety in dogs can vary – a dog who howls and whines when you leave – a dog who tries to break out of his crate – a dog who destroys things in the home when you leave – a dog who can’t be calm when you leave. It…

March 20, 2018 No comments exist

At The Active K9, we specialize in dog obedience training. This kind of dog training requires the dog look to the owner or handler for guidance in certain situations, as well as general obedience of given commands. We get a shift in attitude with the dogs we train, where they will look to us for…

February 27, 2018 No comments exist

With dogs, training happens every moment you interact with them. Everything a dog does or is allowed to do is part of training that dog. Even unintentionally, we train our dogs by not stopping unwanted behaviors just as much as working with our dogs, training them to do things like teaching sit and roll over….

February 8, 2018 No comments exist

At The Active K9, we get your dogs trained. We take a hyper, jumping, out-of-control dog, and we train him in basic manners, leash walking, and calm, polite behavior. We spend time teaching your dog how to understand leash communication, and how to listen when we provide information through the leash. These are basic requirements…

January 22, 2018 No comments exist

Free Dog Training Videos — Learn how to train your dog!   Free dog training videos can launch you and your dog into the obedience atmosphere! At The Active K9, we provide free dog training videos to help dog owners to learn how to do the training themselves. When you watch our free dog training…

January 9, 2018 No comments exist

Crate training a dog is really important. It gives your dog a safe place to rest and relax while you are otherwise occupied. It keeps a dog from doing unwanted behaviors like garbage diving, pottying in the house, etc. So here’s how to crate train a dog:   Using a leash, lead the dog into…