1. Ensuring Dog and Child Safety

    Children and dogs can form special bonds and engage in healthy play, but parents and dog owners need to know what precautions to take to make sure these interactions are safe and pleasant for everyone. Many children get their first impressions of dogs from books, games, and TV, and they assume every dog is friendly. This is not always the case. Even well-trained dogs can be unpredictable in unfami…Read More

  2. Make the Dog You Rescue Your Forever Dog

    The Come and Train It K9 team is committed to teaming up with pet owners to help rescued dogs stay in their forever homes. We launched our Train 1, Save 1 program this year to support local rescue organizations, and we’ve been working with our own rescues, Roman, for about a month and Charlie, a 100 lb-Anatolian Shepherd dog for seven months. Roman is an awesome German Shepherd dog who is ready …Read More

  3. 5 Myths Holding Back Your Dog’s Potty Training

    Housetraining, or potty training, a puppy or adult dog can be challenging unless you separate fact from fiction about how to master the proper technique. These five common potty training myths can hinder rather than help your dog’s progress. Myth One: Rub a dog’s nose in its mess to teach it. Punishment is never an effective training method. A dog will not understand what it did wrong and may …Read More

  4. Let Dogs be Dogs: Avoiding Anthropomorphism

    For decades, movies making dogs appear more “human” have been bringing in the cash at the box-office. From Marmaduke the Great Dane, to Lou the Beagle in Cats and Dogs, movie goers just can’t get enough of blockbusters offering a glimpse of dogs behaving like humans. Pets are Family Pet owners experience a real connection with the dogs in their lives. Dogs provide company, companionship, and…Read More

  5. Dog Behavior Problems: Are You Reinforcing Bad Habits with Unearned Affection?

    This may come as a surprise to dog owners, but your dog’s behavior problems could be the result of your behavior. We know it’s hard to believe, but here at Come and Train It K9, we see it all too often. Dog owners shower their pets with unhealthy, unearned affection that elicits and reinforces undesirable behavior. Unearned Affection You walk into your home after spending the day at work and g…Read More

  6. E-Collars vs. Shock Collars: Dog Training Collars 101

    Coaching your dog to behave well is vital to maintaining a deep and loving connection. Addressing any negative behavior can be a complex process, and you may need to use certain tools to remedy it. Dog training collars are one resource that can guide your dog to better conduct. There are many different kinds of dog training collars available, including e-collars and “shock” collars. But before…Read More

  7. Avoid the Parent Trap: Don’t Treat Your Dog Like a Baby

    It is easy to fall into the harmful habit of treating your dog like a baby. After all, you and your dog develop a strong emotional bond. It may seem natural to treat your canine companion as an integral part of your family, but the dog’s evolutionary path is different. Dogs have the ability to share close bonds, but their relationships don’t fit the human definition of family. Instead, canines…Read More

  8. Basic Obedience

    Most folks are aware of the fact that some basic obedience training makes dogs more fun to be around in general. What many of us do not know is that basic dog obedience has many other, less obvious, perks. Obedience training helps your dog see you and even your family members as their leader, much like a younger child may see their parental figures. It also gives your pup a much needed mental work…Read More

  9. Professional Dog Training

    Socializing your dog through puppyhood and adolescence is one of the most effective ways to ensure that they become a friendly and confident adult. Puppy Socialization The greatest window of learning in a dog’s life starts around 3 weeks of age and closes between 16 and 20 weeks. This period allows puppies to be exposed to a wide variety of sights, sounds, smells, and sensations without becoming…Read More

  10. Dog Aggression Training

    Aggression is the most common and most serious behavior problem in dogs. It’s also the #1 reason why pup parents often seek professional help from behaviorists, dog trainers and veterinarians. What Is Aggression? The term “aggression” refers to a wide variety of behaviors that occur for a multitude of reasons in various circumstances. Virtually all wild animals are aggressive when guarding t…Read More