Help Your Dog Beat the Heat

Help Your Dog Beat the Heat

If you don’t help your dog beat the heat, you may have big problems later. That would be a tragedy. We walked our three dogs today — mid-day — for a very short potty break only because the electricians were working in the already brutally sunny back yard. The asphalt street and the concrete sidewalks […]

Obedience Training Has No Practical Value Unless Used Every Day

Obedience Training Has No Practical Value Unless Used Every Day

Getting any dog, even under ideal conditions, does not guarantee a well-adjusted dog. Most new puppy or dog owners take a group obedience training class and figure – done! But it takes more than just obedience training. Here’s what one such owner had to say about her newly acquired adolescent terrier mix just after finishing […]

Walking Your Dog

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Walking your dog is just plain fun! It provides the highest level of enjoyment for you and your dog. But it can’t be fun if you don’t feel like you have total control and your dog is secure and safe on a flexi-lead. Without a doubt, every dog owner should decide which leash is better […]

Dog Training: Consistency Not Time Is The Key

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In dog training, consistency, not time, is the key to your success. Often times I find that owners get lazy (their dog training lacks consistency), they put their dog training off to the last minute or they just don’t do the work at all. I think many dog owners don’t do the work because they […]

Dog Obedience: Not coming when called

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“My dog won’t come when called!”  I hear this a lot from people who call looking for the secret to a great recall or come command.  Another thing that I notice is that when they call, it’s always immediately following a crisis like: the kids left the front door or back gate open and the […]

Dog Obedience Training- Easy Tips

Tips for Obedience Training Your Dog

Obedience training means training your dog to be well behaved – and that means something different to every dog owner and their dog.  Some with big dogs need loose leash walking and no jumping. Others with small dogs may not have a pulling problem but want to solve other issues with their dog like begging […]

Dog Halloween Safety Tips: Costumes, Candy and More

Dog Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween can be lots of fun for kids and even adults. But it’s a holiday that dogs may find genuinely frightening. Dogs will encounter many rowdy costumed children, tempting treats and they may even be forced to wear their own dog Halloween costume. If you have done work on dog obedience training with your dog, […]

Dog Walking – Leash Pulling

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Dog walking can be fun – and without leash pulling. Yes, both you and your dog can enjoy a fun and relaxing walk without all the hassles of pulling. Someone had asked – actually chatted with me on FaceBook, complaining about their dog pulling on leash. So, I thought I’d expand a little more about […]

Will Your Dog Only Listen for Food?

Will Your Dog Only Listen With Food

Will Your Dog Only Listen for Food? Do you find yourself thinking, “My dog only listens if I have a treat”? I’ll bet your dog won’t come to you without a treat right? Do you wonder just how you can get him to listen better? You’ve done a good job at training so far, but […]

Dog Training for Your Family Pet: Like Parenting Children

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Dogs need to be able to make the right decisions when presented with options. Their only resource is you.