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6 Things to Look for When Selecting a Dog Trainer

1. What is your need and what are the trainer’s areas of expertise? Before looking for a dog trainer, spend time thinking about what your needs are. Possible training needs can include obedience training, trick training, behavior modification or rehabilitation, and/or service dog training. Knowing what type of services you need will help you ask [...]

2019-01-30T12:30:49-05:00December 4th, 2018|Dog Training|

An Owner’s Guide to Dog Body Language and Appropriate Child/Dog Interaction

Many people are surprised to learn that a large percentage of dog bites occur because humans, especially children, treat the animal inappropriately, ignore the dog’s signals and efforts to make the behavior stop, and push the dog until it feels it has no other option to make the treatment stop other than biting the human. [...]

2019-01-30T12:27:32-05:00November 28th, 2018|Dog Behavior Modification|

Housebreaking Your Pup

Successful Housebreaking 101 Housebreaking a young puppy is behavior priority number one upon bringing your new furry family member into your home.   Nothing is probably more frustrating then a dog that isn't 100% housebroken after months of effort.  At only 8-9 weeks of age,  your puppy is not yet physically capable of avoiding potty accidents [...]

2018-11-12T15:53:22-05:00August 1st, 2017|House Breaking|

Dog Parks: To Go or Not to Go?

Dog parks can be a good place to play with your dog or to give him / her opportunity to socialize with other dogs and people within the confines of a fenced "park." I have gone to a dog park on several occasions with my dogs and we have enjoyed our time there. However, a [...]

2018-11-12T15:53:22-05:00February 22nd, 2017|Dog Socialization|