February 8, 2018

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

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

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…

January 1, 2018

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

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…

September 25, 2017

Here are some dog training tips for a calm walk with your dog! Dogs know when it’s time for a walk. You grab your keys, the leash, and Fido gets super excited because he knows it’s walk time. We want our dogs to be happy when it’s time for that walk – but being overly…

August 16, 2017

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

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

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

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…