Dog Heat Stroke

I see that  Dr. Mark has recently blogged about the dangers of heat stroke,  but due to the extreme heat of the last week,  I thought the subject was worth revisiting… This heat! My God, I feel like I’m melting. People keep telling me I’ll get used to it, but I’m still skeptical. My dogs […]

National Dog Bite Prevention Week

In recognition of National Dog Bite Prevention Week (May 17-23, 2009), The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) reiterates our belief in training dogs using positive and humane methods. Recent research has shown that the use of aversive training methods can increase aggressive behavior from dogs. The APDT urges dog owners to work with professional […]

AKC’s Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Program

The AKC’s Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Program is a certification program that is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step […]

Fun Interactive Toys

Interactive toy ideas to keep your pup busy! By Trainer, Stephanie Bennett

Potty Training

Of all aspects of dog ownership, house-training is the most prominent and the most important. From the first day a dog comes into his new home, there is a sense of urgency that pushes us to house-train him as quickly and thoroughly as possible. However, just like any other kind of training, house-training requires patience, […]

New Puppy Tips

It’s puppy season! Bringing home your new puppy is very exciting. There is so much work to be done! Be prepared for some sleepless nights, lots of patience, and some hard work. Two of the most common misconceptions that new owners have are: (A) The new puppy understands language and (B) The new puppy already knows how they are expected to behave in a home. A puppy, just like a human baby, must be taught everything.

Wednesday mornings on Sunny 99.1 and the 1.3 second training rule!

Listen to Dana Tyson and I talk dog every Wednesday at 7:50AM. If you miss the broadcast, click here to listen to the podcasts. As always, we would love to hear from you. If you have a specific dog training issue you would like us to discuss on air, just shoot me an email! This […]

A Tired Dog is a Happy Dog!

How many of you have resolved to get more excercise this year?  What about your dog?  Is possible that you both need more excercise this year?  Dogs are the greatest excercise partners you will ever find.  They are never too tired, they never complain, and they are always ready to go. It is absolutely true […]

2009 Dog Calendars

It’s that time again!  Calendars.  In this day of Blackberrys and IPhones, give me a good old fashioned wall calendar, any day. I love them and I love choosing my new calendar every year.  Naturally, I go for some kind of dog themed calendar and there are always plenty to choose from.  It seems like […]

Top 5 Reasons You’re Not Ready for a Pet

I found this article today in The Houston Chronicle and I thought it was well worth passing along.  GREAT advice and information.  Before you go out and get that Christmas puppy, read this! Thinking of getting a pet? Think hard. Houston’s animal shelters and foster homes are filled with pets surrendered by people who made a decision […]

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