1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

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

    You need to control, or manage, the environment so mistakes don’t happen, or so that when they happen you are able to 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 it will fail… people leave doors open, leashes slip out of hands, collars b…Read More

  7. Puppy Training Tips & Tricks

    Be the Pack Leader Puppies are naturally hard-wired to follow a pack leader. A pack leader is, by definition, strong, stable, and consistent; traits many new puppy owners forget. Many of my clients are strong leaders in their jobs, but when they come home, they turn to mush with their dogs. Then they come to me puzzled as to why their dog won’t behave. Puppies sense our confidence levels and wil…Read More

  8. Training A Good Guard Dog

    Recognize the difference between a guard dog and an attack dog. A guard dog is trained to alert its owner of the presence of a stranger or intruder through barking or growling. Guard dogs are not typically trained to attack on command or to act overly aggressive towards a stranger. Therefore, guard dogs generally do not make very good attack dogs. Determine if your dog’s breed is a typical guard…Read More