1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Puppy Training Tips & Tricks

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

  5. Training A Good Guard Dog

    Responsible dog owners recognize the difference between a guard dog and an attack dog. A guard dog is trained to alert its owner to the presence of a stranger or intruder through barking or growling. Guard dogs are not trained to attack on command or to act in an overly aggressive manner towards a stranger. Therefore, guard dogs generally do not make very good attack dogs. Before you begin trainin…Read More