February 28, 2009

Hiking with the Dogs

This morning we went on our monthly hike at Walnut Creek here in Austin.  As a dog trainer I get a lot of satisfaction in my […]
February 23, 2009

What Exactly is a Reward All About?

When teaching a dog a new skill, or practicing established commands, praise and reward are obviously very important.  We use them to mark the right behaviors […]
February 16, 2009

2009 Mighty Texas Dog Walk

Be sure to check out the details on the 2010 Mighty Texas Dog Walk. The 11th Annual Mighty Texas Dog Walk will be held on Saturday, […]
February 10, 2009

Housetraining: A Crate Training Idea

This article comes to us from Wayne Booth, of , a dog training company in Nashville, TN.  Wayne also offers dog training information on his blog […]
February 5, 2009

Animal Planet’s New Show: Fetch Me a Beer

Zak George, a professional dog trainer and performer, will be hosting a new show on Animal Planet this July.  Tentatively titled, Fetch Me a Beer, the […]
January 23, 2009

Texas House Bill 458

We recently became aware of a bill proposed by Rep. David Leibowitz that we have to stop!  Texas HB 458 wants to limit the number of […]
January 21, 2009

Teaching Your Dog Targets & Boundaries Pt. 2

Back in November I made a post about Teaching Your Dog Targets & Boundaries.  I now want to elaborate a bit more on selecting objects for […]
January 15, 2009

Who has the Fittest Dog in Austin?

Austin Fit Magazine is currently holding a contest to find Austin’s Fittest Dog.  Austin is such a dog friendly and active city, that fitness and dogs […]
January 6, 2009

Body Language and the Sit Command

It is no secret that dogs communicate through body language, both with each other and us.  Whether it is a slight turn of the head when […]