April 17, 2018

Whats the Big Deal with Hand Signals?

Before title of this post annoys anyone or comes across as arrogant, let me first say I absolutely get that dogs are visual communicators and hand […]
April 12, 2018

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 […]
April 6, 2018

What is a Redirection?

In this case, we are referring to a redirection as a release of frustration onto a target that is not the cause of said frustration.  Here […]
April 1, 2018

Qualified vs Certified

The term “certified dog trainer” is often used and thrown around on various dog training websites.  To the untrained eye, of course you are going to […]
April 1, 2018

5 Steps to a Great Recall

Having a functional and reliable recall is one of the most important things you can teach your dog.  Giving them more freedom, keeping them safe, preventing […]
March 18, 2018

Containment Phobia in Dogs

Containment phobia in dogs is the fear of being confined to one area and goes way beyond just not being good in a crate.  The size […]
March 17, 2018

Which Crate is Best?

Everyone has their own preference when it comes to crates.  Out of all of the different styles of crates available, most people favor either the wire […]
March 12, 2018

Recovering from Damage Control

A short time ago we wrote about recognizing the difference between interruption and damage control and how it applies to dog training.  To briefly sum up that article, interruption refers to […]
March 1, 2018

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, […]