April 25, 2017

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 13, 2017

Meet Raleigh dog trainer Amy, owner and head trainer of TAK9, will be at Unleashed’s Spring Fling on Sunday, April 23 from 11 -3 at the NC State Fairgrounds Heritage Circle to talk to you about your dog and answer any dog training questions you might have. The Spring Fling is an annual fundraiser for…

April 1, 2017

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…

March 6, 2017

Dog training tools like the leash and prong exist for a reason: to help you train your dog. If you have any doubts at all about your dog’s behavior, it’s important to keep that leash and prong on in the home while the dog is being supervised. ​ In order to give any necessary guidance…

February 14, 2017

Correcting your dog is necessary if we want to stop unwanted and inappropriate behavior. It’s important to do this from an unemotional standpoint, not out of anger or frustration. One of the reasons dogs are so amazing is that they seem to know how we are feeling. They comfort us when we are sad, they…

February 2, 2017

Dogs can be really crazy, full of energy, running around with toys or each other…and that is all a normal part of being a dog. But there are times at home or out with your dog, that you need your dog to chill and relax so you can do your thing. Maybe you’re meeting for…

January 7, 2017

Raleigh dog training places — like ​Lowes and Home Depot offer great opportunities for dog training! Your dog must really pay attention while you are moving and negotiating isles. When you stop, your dog should practice his sit or down while you browse. And, you can use the flat carts to build your dog’s confidence….

December 18, 2016

Every day is a training day with our dogs! When you are able to go out with your dog, it’s the most fun when there are dog-friendly places that both you and your dog can enjoy! When I have my dogs at Cameron Village, I know we will have a great time and get in…

December 12, 2016

Reactive dogs who bark, growl, and lunge on the walk are often big fakers – dogs who pretend to be fierce but are actually fearful, anxious dogs at heart. They are uncomfortable when people or other dogs approach and try to be barky and scary to keep themselves safe. Also, they feel they can’t rely…

November 28, 2016

Potty training can be the worst. All that clean up, all that frustration, all the anticipation of the next horror that awaits you over in the corner where the dog likes to go. UGH!!! And it seems to take forever! Here are some tips to help things out, and maybe speed the process up a…