Obedience Training Has No Practical Value Unless Used Every Day

Obedience Training Has No Practical Value Unless Used Every Day

Getting any dog, even under ideal conditions, does not guarantee a well-adjusted dog. Most new puppy or dog owners take a group obedience training class and figure – done! But it takes more than just obedience training. Here’s what one such owner had to say about her newly acquired adolescent terrier mix just after finishing […]

Aggressive Dog: What Steps Do I Take to Make My Dog Better?

Aggressive Dog: What Steps Do I Take to Make My Dog Better?

Dealing with an aggressive dog can be frightening at best right? It’s also embarrassing and extremely anxiety producing for you if you have to walk your aggressive dog but feel you can’t.  It actually puts you in a stale-mate position. You don’t want to walk your dog for fear of him becoming reactive and you […]

Dog Training: Jump Start Your Dog for the New Year

Dog Training: Jump Start Your Dog for the New Year

I’m sure most of you will admit that there is some area in dog training or dog behavior that you would secretly want to see improvement in your dog. January always seems to nag us towards getting a new start, turning over a new leaf or resolving to be a better dog owner and do […]

Dog Training: Common Sense Tips

Dog Training: Common Sense Tips

Dog training your dog should include good ol’ common sense. You could say they go together like peanut butter and jelly. I do find that when working on dog training, some folks don’t think about some of what I consider common sense or “no-brainer” things when it comes to dog training their dog. I’ve got […]

Out of Control Dog and The Power of Six

Out of Control Dog and The Power of Six

If you’re reading this, then somehow you know or suspect you have an out of control dog. Let me list a few behaviors that should tip you off: jumping on guests when they arrive, barking at the doorbell when it rings, jumping on the guests when they’re on the couch and acting like a maniac […]

Dog Training Tips: A Safe Christmas

Dog Training Tips: A Safe Christmas

As you think back over Thanksgiving and the embarrassment caused by dog behavior, that sinking feeling of “what am I going to do about Fido at Christmas, floats across your brain. With one holiday down and the big one, Christmas right around the corner, you’re now regretting putting off that much needed dog training. Dogs that are […]

Walking The Dog is a Nightmare

Walking The Dog is a Nightmare

“Walking the dog is a nightmare!” He pulls like a freight train and when we finally get into a nice rhythm he’ll put on the brakes and smell everything and I mean everything! I’m exhausted by the time we get back home and we still don’t get enough exercise. I’ve definitely heard that before. Let’s […]

Train Your Puppy Before He Grows Up!

Train Your Puppy Before He Grows Up!

A whole lot more benefits come your way if you train your puppy “before he grows up” than if you wait. If there’s one thing that I know from all my years of training dogs it is that dogs are learning even if you are not teaching which is why the following is important to […]

Dog Behavior Problems: My Dog Will Not Listen

Dog Behavior Problems: My Dog Will Not Listen

“My dog will not listen. I can’t tell if he’s just stubborn or doing it out of spite!” This is not only frustrating but it can be dangerous if your dog won’t listen. How your dog perceives his relationship with you can be a huge deciding factor as he processes your commands like “Leave it!” or “Here!” […]

Your Behavior Creates Your Dogs Behavior

Your Behavior Creates Your Dogs Behavior

Folks are baffled when I suggest to them, “Your behavior creates your dog’s behavior.” On the other hand, they will jokingly say to me, “I know, it’s more about training me than my dog, right?!” This would conclude that the dog owner actually knows they’re the ones messing up but can’t figure out exactly how […]