This is a before and after video of 3 dogs learning leash walking skills.Read More
In puppy class last week, I demonstrated how my pup Hooley files her own nails on a scratch board.
There was an audible gasp.
Immediately everyone got it. Nail care not only doesn’t have to be scary, it can also be fun.Read More
Trainers are just touching the surface of the benefits of teaching a nice solid chin rest. With my own puppy, I use it to eliminate floppy puppy sits and have started applying it to jumping on people. Although this one behavior is just now starting to be used in very practical and useful ways for training pet dogs it is proving to be one of the most valuable tools we can teach.Read More
You think your dog is “fine” because it is moving towards the scary monster. It might even be wagging its tail but then something happens & your dog looses its courage, it suddenly backs, barking in fear. And it takes you by surprise because it just does not make sense.Read More
Halloween can be an opportunity to teach your dog polite behavior around food.
Training Impulse Control with treats
Prepare a bowl of tasty treats that are healthy for your dog (slices of carrots, broccoli stems, plain rice cakes). Place them in a bowl and start this training game.
Think about what you value in a dog. When people are ask about their heart dog, 90% of the time what they are comment on is the way the dog looks at them.Read More
Walking a dog that pulls just is not fun.
When I first met Chloe. When I first met Chloe, her owner Norma was very concerned because Chloe pulled like a freight train and Norma feared she or Chloe would get hurt. Not to mention walking Chloe just was not pleasant.
Owning a dog that does not come when called can be inconvenient, severely limit the amount of fun you can have and be extremely dangerous.
Do you think these dogs can learn to come when called?
Neither is a breed known to be easy to train.
These owners must be feeling some degree of frustration, embarrassment or even anger with their dog’s behavior. But they don’t have to. Their dogs can learn to come when called and so can yours.
I am going to share with you the 5 principles we put in place to teach dogs to come when called. They include:Read More