1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Dog Biting 101

    Puppies spend a great deal of time playing, chewing and investigating objects. All of these normal activities involve puppies using their mouths and their needle-sharp teeth. When puppies play with people, they often bite, chew and mouth on people’s hands, limbs and clothing. This kind of behavior may seem cute when your puppy is seven weeks old, but it’s not nearly so endearing when he’s th…Read More

  9. Preparing Your Dog To Go Off-Leash

    Before unhooking the leash and allowing them ultimate freedom, you must make sure that they will be reliable off-leash. What do I mean by this? Well, in short, you must feel confident that your dogs will listen to you when you have no means to control them (come when called, leave or drop items when you tell them to, etc.). It’s a big world out there and you need to keep your dog safe. Just as y…Read More

  10. How Can I Stop My Dog From Chasing Cars?

    You need to control, or manage, the environment so mistakes don’t happen, or so when they do happen you can correct them. For example: Keeping doors and gates closed Having the dog on leash Using a baby gate or ex-pen as an extra boundary at the front door Management alone is not enough because at some point something will happen. People will leave doors open, leashes will slip out of hands, col…Read More