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 were cooking hot – so much that...
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 a group class. “My...
Walking Your Dog

Walking Your Dog

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 for them. Will you use a flexi-leash or would you prefer a...
Dog Training: Consistency Not Time Is The Key

Dog Training: Consistency Not Time Is The Key

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 think that dog or obedience training is very...
Dog Obedience: Not coming when called

Dog Obedience: Not coming when called

“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 got out. I’ve also had a...
Dog Obedience Training- Easy Tips

Dog Obedience Training- Easy Tips

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 at the table. I like to use positive...