Dog Training

Dog Owners Have No Time

Dog Owners Have No Time

You dog owners have no time on your hands and are probably looking sheepishly at your dog knowing you should train.  No, you need to train your dog not to jump, bark or not do whatever unacceptable thing he’s been doing since you got him. Plus you made the choice to get your dog, you […]

Dogs Chasing Squirrels

Dogs Chasing Squirrels: A Walking Nightmare for Some

It seems the problem of dogs chasing squirrels is aggravating to more dog owners than you would expect. Here are owner’s concerns: squirrel chasing ruining a perfectly good walk arms out of sockets  banged up knees from falls   Then the Obvious Question, “How Do I Stop It?” Stopping it takes training and practice. You […]

Dogs Could Talk

If Dogs Could Talk, What Would Your Dog Say

“If dogs could talk, what would yours say?”  I ask dog owners this as I love to see how the answers differ. Most owners say:  Dogs need love and affection. And most do say love and affection first. Others may follow up with some things they would think I want to hear like obedience training […]

Calming Your Dog

Calming Your Dog

Calming your dog can refer to numerous situations: thunderstorms, fireworks, or just any time he shows extreme anxiety about something. But today I want to talk about calming your excitable and out of control dog with better human-dog interaction because how You behave can have a profound effect on how Your dog behaves. You interact […]

Control Your Dog Behavior

Control Your Dog Behavior

Trying to control your dog behavior can drive many owners to the end of their rope! On the one hand we really like these descriptive qualities in our dogs: playfulness, high energy, high spirits and full of life. However, when your dog doesn’t slow down and you can’t find the “off-button,” it becomes a lot […]

Small Dogs Need Training and Exercise

Small Dogs Need Training and Exercise

Believe it or not small dogs need training and exercise as well. Let me say it again: Small dogs need training and exercise for their mental and physical health and well-being. Not providing your small dog with enough house rules, obedience training and exercise sets your dog and you up for dog behavior problems. These […]

Dog Training: I Did Most of What You Said

It’s usually on the second dog training lesson that I hear, “I did most of what you said!” We start off really well. The dog owners are motivated to fix their dog problem. Then there’s a shift. The owners tend to view the training program much like an “a la cart” menu in a restaurant. […]

Is Your Runaway Dog an Unhappy Dog

Is Your Runaway Dog an Unhappy Dog

I can’t understand why my dog has become a runaway dog! Typically there are a couple of reasons why your dog is trying to escape and runaway: • He either wants to get somewhere or • Get away from something. And chances are, he’s done it before if he’s still trying to escape Many dogs […]

Your Worst Nightmare: Dog Will Not Come

If your dog will not come, do you ever consider that could turn into your worst nightmare? What if your dog does not obey your come command at that critical, life-saving moment? Talk about frightening! Not coming when called can also produce some embarrassing moments when your dog gets out the front door and digs […]

Dog Training: My Other Dog Didn’t Do This!

Dog Training: My Other Dog Didn’t Do This!

When helping folks with dog training for their new or current dog, I am frequently met with the same comment: “But my other dog didn’t do this!”   Some how it always turns out that the previous dog was an angel when compared to the new dog’s frustrating antics and behavior. You’ve no doubt had […]