January 1, 2020

Welcoming a New Dog into the House

So, you and the family have been thinking about getting a second dog for some time now.  You’ve been looking at different breeds and/or available rescues, […]
January 1, 2020

The Ins and Outs of Down

Teaching your dog to lay down is one of those basic skills that every dog trainer teaches and most dog owners start teaching soon after getting […]
December 19, 2019

Interruption vs Damage Control

If you are a regular reader of our blog or a local training client, I’m sure you are familiar with us constantly talking about watching the […]
December 11, 2019

Do You Use An Emergency Recall Word?

I was recently chatting with a potential client during a consultation and evaluation when he stated that his previous trainer had suggested using an emergency recall […]
November 8, 2019

5 Steps to Ruining a Dog

Last year at this time we made a post about Improving Your Relationship with Your Dog.  This year we thought that we would take a different […]
November 5, 2019

What to do About Conflicting Information

There is a common saying amongst dog trainers – The only thing two dog trainers can agree on is that the third trainer is doing it […]
November 1, 2019

Why is Crate Training So Important?

In addition to solid and functional obedience, crate training has to be one of the most valuable skills our dogs can have.  Before we go any […]
October 25, 2019

A Guide to Leash Pressure

Teaching your dog/puppy to understand the meaning of leash pressure is extremely important.  Pressure from the leash, whether created by the handler or the dog, is […]
October 19, 2019

Dog Training and Icebergs

Icebergs can be misleading as most of their mass and size exist out of sight, below the surface.  What may appear to be a small chunk […]