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Jul
30

Bond With Your Dog: The Top Five Fun Activities to Try

   While man and dog have been best friends for thousands of years, you may be wondering how to better bond with your dog. Does your dog feel a close connection with you? Are they happy? Here are five ways you can bond…

Jul
7

Training Tools for Successful Sessions Outside the Home

  So you’re heading out the door with Fido.  Are you prepared to help him along the the way?  Always being prepared with the right training tools is an essential part of successfully teaching your dog to behave in public.  If you’re unprepared,…

Jun
7

5 Essential Skills All Dogs Should Know

While sit and lay down may be the first things you teach your new dog or puppy, there are a few essential skills all dogs should know. These behaviors promote focus, safety and good handling and may also prevent problem behaviors from forming.…

May
3

Our Intern Program

Attention Teachers, Instructors and Dog Lovers! Combine your passion for teaching and dogs. Immerse yourself in the world of professional dog training. Teach people and dogs how to live together in harmony. Use only force-free training methods. Make a positive impact on the…

Apr
29

The Connection Between Enrichment and Destructive Behavior

Does your dog like to chew? Did Fido ruin your carpet the last time you left him alone? Has your puppy ruined your new pair of shoes? Chewing and destructive behavior can be a major behavioral issue. It is also a large reason…

Apr
3

What’s the Difference Between Punishment and Reinforcement Training?

  What’s the difference between punishment and reinforcement training?  At first glance, the answer to this question may seem obvious.  But if you’ve ever tried to research dog training methodology, you may have come across terms like “reinforcement”, “punishment”, “positive” and “negative”.  But…

Feb
25

Why Add Play Sessions to Your Dog’s Training?

When you think of group dog training classes, you may think of rigid and strict training structures.  However, as science continues to teach us more about canine behavior and learning processes, we’ve come to realize the importance of play in the training arena. …

Jan
28

Canine First-Aid Kits: How to Make One for Your Dog

Whether you’re out on the road, or just staying home, a first-aid kit is a necessary tool. And, while you may think of having one for your family, having one for your dog is just as important! First-aid kits are especially important if…

Dec
30

The Best New Year’s Resolutions to Keep Your Dog Happy

New Year’s resolutions aren’t just for people! Setting a resolution for your dog helps improve their health, encourages bonding, or just helps the two of you bond better. Whether it’s getting an overweight dog into shape, trying out a new hobby, or just…

Dec
6

Overcoming Your Dog’s Holiday Stress

The holidays can be a stressful time for some. While the kids are enjoying snow days and opening presents, you may be busy trying to manage holiday dinners, parties, and other important gatherings. But, how does your dog react to holiday stress? Your…