Avoid Face To Face Meet-and-Greets Dogs

If you have taken one of our group classes or even private lessons with us, one of the things you hear us warn clients about is to avoid allowing dogs to meet face to face on leash. Most people look at us like we are crazy and their response is

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Want your dog to be good in public…it starts at home!

Want your dog to be good in public…it starts at home! So many dog owners these days want their dog to go places and do things with them.  Go to any brewery, just about any day of the week, and you will see people and their dogs hanging out.  Sometimes

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Dogs Reactivity on Walks

The burden of a dog owner…walking your leash reactive dog We have all seen it, and many have experienced it…that dog that starts to bark, growl, lunge and generally lose his mind when he sees another dog approach on the walk. First you have to understand that this is your

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How do I know when is my dog is REALLY trained?

How do I know when is my dog is REALLY trained? A common question we get as pet dog trainers, is “when is my dog really fully trained?”  Owners may also pose the question such as “when is my dog trained enough to be trusted off-leash?” Those are tough questions

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5 Winter-time Enrichment Activities for your Dog

Winter can be a tough time on our pets, especially if you live in an area that frequently gets cold temperatures and snow. It can be hard with the shorter, colder days to keep our dogs moving and exercising, as it is for us,especially when given the choice of relaxing

Permissive Dog Owners

Perils of overly permissive dog owners

One of, if not THE biggest issue in problematic dog behaviors, is caused by overly permissive dog owners. This happens for a variety of reasons, most not knowing or understanding the adverse effects of too much unearned affection and spoiling, without balancing that attention with exercise and a job to

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Avoid Reinforcing Bad Behaviors

Avoid Reinforcing Bad Behaviors  Many dog owners get thoroughly annoyed with their pets when those pets exhibit bad behavior such as jumping up and barking, playing on furniture, or barking at the back door to be let in. The truth is, these are generally not bad behaviors on the part

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Ready to travel with your pet this summer?

Ready to travel with your pet this summer? Data is certainly indicating that following the COVID-19 crisis, many families will be staying closer to home and traveling for mini-vacations, by car or RV, rather than flying for big trips, at least for a while.  Part of this shift will include

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How to Socialize Your Dog

Have you ever noticed that some dogs get along very well with humans and with other dogs, while other animals simply are not very sociable at all? While genetics play a much larger role in these behaviors that many give them credit for, it also has to do with behaviors