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Does your dog make a mad dash for freedom every time he sees an open door? Door Dashing strikes fear in the hearts of most dog owners, as every dog will try it at least once. Knowing what to do could save your dog’s life. First let’s ...

There is much confusion about appropriate and effective training techniques and methodologies in the dog training world today, therefore dog owners must become educated consumers when hiring a dog trainer. So how do you choose the best trainer ...

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! In our busy daily lives it’s very easy to become focused on all the things we have to do, and forget about all the things we like to do. And while I’m the first to point out how important it is to spend time ...

To Punish or Not to Punish Corrective, or punishment based training has become a very controversial subject over the last ten to twenty years. When I began training my first dog, in the mid 1970’s, the only training classes available were ...

Dogs jump up on people for two reasons. Jumping begins because it is s normal greeting behavior among dogs, especially for puppies greeting older “pack members”. It continues because it works. Dogs always get attention for jumping. ...

The concept of dog leash manners is really simple, but to be successful you must consistently follow these rules: 1.  Don’t pull on your dog. Many people try to use their leash to control, and to communicate with, their dog. If you ...

Please make sure that your dog has proper identification at all times. As I write this, I have a cute little stray resting at my feet. He was found this morning outside of the dog park, and of course, he has no ID. All dogs should wear a flat, ...

What does “Be a good dog” mean, really? During my first contact with a client, either on the phone, or in class, I always ask “What are your goals?” I usually receive one of two answers. Either they reply “I just ...