January 1, 2018 No comments exist

Dog training collars are how we communicate with our dogs, and we need to have quick, clear communication to help our dogs understand what we want. In other words, Yes and No.   Some dog training collars only allow us to contain or hold our dogs back, while others don’t allow clear enough communication.  …

November 24, 2017 No comments exist

You ask, “Will dog training help my dog?” Here’s the short and sweet answer: yes, dog training will help your dog! There are 2 areas we focus on for helping your dog. The first is teaching obedience, tricks, etc. The second is stopping unwanted behaviors. If you need your dog to be more obedient and…

August 16, 2017 No comments exist

Here are a few training tips for a new dog. Bringing a new dog into your home can be an amazing time, where you and this furry friend get to know each other, walk together, play, and bond. Many times, it’s an easy process with no problems. But sometimes it can get really difficult really…

August 3, 2017 No comments exist

Resource guarding dogs are tough to deal with. Dogs can resource guard many things – food, high value treats, toys, people, furniture, and even space. I had a client who was sitting on the couch with her dog, and when her husband approached, the dog growled at him. In this case (and typical for this…

July 8, 2017 No comments exist

What are Structured Dog Games? What is Structured Playtime? Basically, it is when you do some fun activity with your dog like tug, fetch, etc., but you have your dog stop the play every so often and be calm or practice an obedience skill before resuming. Structured Dog Games Can Be Tug, Fetch, Or Similar…

June 6, 2017 No comments exist

Your dog won’t listen to you. It’s so frustrating! Even more frustrating, sometimes a dog will listen to one person, but not their spouse/partner/significant other.   Why is this? Your Dog Won’t Listen If He Doesn’t Have To Dogs are masters at observation. If the rules and structure shared by one person aren’t maintained at…

April 25, 2017 No comments exist

Training fearful dogs is difficult. A fearful dog is so tough to work with. The dog may be to afraid to eat or respond to commands. The fearful and anxious thoughts spin up in his head, making it really hard for that dog to think about anything other than fleeing from the “threat.” It might…

April 1, 2017 No comments exist

Stop unwanted behavior before it’s too late! Dogs tend to get into trouble in our homes – going in the trash, chewing furniture, barking out the window, bolting out the open door, chasing the cat, and and even other things like growling when they don’t want to get off the couch. It’s so frustrating when…