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March 13, 2018

One of the most common requests I get as a trainer is to teach dogs not to jump on people, especially their owners. 

Luckily there are a few simple tricks you can use to teach your dog to keep all four feet on the floor. 

Dogs jump for a variety of reasons, but the main...

April 29, 2017

One of the most common questions I'm asked as a trainer is, "What is the safest chew toy for my dog?" We see articles in the news all the time about the dangers of rawhide chews, bully sticks, and Nylabones. It can seem like there is a horror story about every type of...

March 10, 2017

From birth to 12 weeks, your puppy is like a sponge. They soak up everything they see, hear, and smell. And when they are exposed to new things during this time, they learn not to be afraid!   This means that it is incredibly important to give them tons of practice mee...

December 22, 2016

It's winter! Time for snow, cold, and indoor activities! Sometimes the weather is just too nasty for long walks or hikes, and you need to find a way to help your dog get some of their energy out. Try these activities for some fun indoor entertainment with your pup! 

Tre...

October 13, 2016

If you're anything like most dog owners, you've wondered at times why you dog won't come back to you when you call them! After all, your dog is your best friend..why wouldn't he want to come to you? 

There are a variety of reasons why your dog might not want to come whe...

October 10, 2016

Ever wondered if it's possible to house train your pup without accidents? Well, I have good news for you. It is! Just follow these simple steps and you can house train your new puppy with absolutely no accidents! 

An 8-week-old puppy is on about a 90 minute cycle....

September 23, 2016

There has been a lot of press the last few years about the Alpha Dog. We hear that it’s important to be the “Alpha” to your dog so that your dog won’t “dominate” you. You must dominate your dog!

I really don’t like this reference. First, it sounds like we need to physic...

September 15, 2016

Let's face it. Sometimes puppies can be a little crazy, especially when they are chasing and nipping your kids! Dog trainers often tell parents to try and keep kids and puppies from playing too rough together, but then the question becomes: How CAN my kids play with th...

August 30, 2016

The big day finally arrived, and you brought home your sweet little bundle of puppy joy. He's so cute and cuddly! But then the alligator teeth come out and your sweet little baby is treating your hands like chew toys! 

The first thing that you should know is t...

May 21, 2016

Clicker training is a super-popular training approach that has been getting a lot of recognition lately! Ever wondered what all the hype is about? 

Clicker training is a method of training dogs using food as a positive reinforcer, along with a "clicker," which is a mech...

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