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Oct
21

Agility, Flyball, and Nose Work: Are they Right For Your Dog?

Canine sports are increasing in popularity, and you may have heard about agility, flyball, and nose work at some point. Perhaps you’re interested in trying them out, but don’t know what they are. Or maybe you’re unsure what is right for your dog.…

Oct
3

What’s the Difference Between Service Animals?

Service animals are commonplace in today’s world, but they are not interchangeable in their jobs. You may have heard of a few including therapy dogs, emotional assistance dogs, and service dogs. But what are the differences between them? How do they help? And…

Aug
8

Common Myths About Clicker Training

Clicker training is an exciting complement to training and a useful tool for instilling good behaviors. It can be used alongside traditional positive reinforcement training methods. It can also be used to help shape or train complicated behaviors by helping guide your dog…

Jul
12

Finding the Right Motivation For Your Dog

Motivation is key to getting your dog to understand what you want. It is also for your dog to enjoy wanting to do it as well. While the most common method of motivating our pets is through treats, motivation can come in many…

Jun
7

Why is Low-Stress Handling So Important

Many pets experience stress and fear when visiting the vet or groomer. Luckily, the low-stress handling movement has been taking hold, encouraging professionals to handle pets in a safer, humane way. What is low-stress handling, how does it work, and how is it…

Jun
7

Making Canine Introductions Easy

    Introducing your dog to a new dog, cat or pet can be a daunting experience. However, canine introductions don’t have to be hard, or even scary. Here are some ways to introduce your dog to various pets. Some key factors to remember…

Apr
11

Rally-O: For Leash Walking, Focus & Fun!

Looking for a fun new way to train with your dog? Bored of the traditional obedience class where everyone practices sit over and over in a line? If so, Rally-O may be just what you’re looking for. Rally-O is an interesting obedience course…

Mar
19

Three Games to Encourage Good Behavior and Patience

Good behavior is important everywhere you go with your dog. However, the same old training routine can get boring. Games are a great way to improve behavior and responses to commands while adding some variety. They can be a fun way for you…

Mar
3

Puppy Socialization: Important Tips for a Friendly Puppy

What do you think of when you hear of training? Teaching sit and stay? Potty training? You may forget that puppy socialization is another important factor in training. Socialization involves getting your puppy used to a variety of experiences such as people, pets,…

Feb
24

Rally-O: What’s All the Hoopla?

We’re so sure you and your dog will love Rally-O that we’ve made a couple short videos so you can learn more.  Give it try – you’ll both be glad you did!