Dog Training Tips

August 15, 2017

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Daily Tip!

Giving your dog choices!

Growing up, we were never really given choices. Our parents always chose what they felt was best for us. We were made to go to school. We were made to attend a summer camp or church camp. We were made to attend church. Our parents knew...

August 13, 2017

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Weekly Quote!

Dog training is more about working the mental aspect of the dog then working the physical aspect. We teach them to look to their owner as their leader, how to have confidence within theirselves, and build the trust that they desperately need. Whie physical...

August 11, 2017

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Choosing the right trainer for you and your dog.

We get so many phone calls asking if we can train for hunting, protection, and even service dogs. Our focus at Gray's K9 is to create a peaceful environment between dog and family. We create a place where everyo...

August 9, 2017

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Love and Affection.

Did you know to much love and affection can create behavioral issues to occur in your dog? Don't get us wrong, we aren't saying don't ever love on your dog. We love on our fur babies as well. What we are trying to say here is that there nee...

January 11, 2017

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Balance is important! 

Did you know a lot of dogs require just as much discipline as they do affection? We have several dogs that come in who have had way to much affection with not near enough discipline. Don't get us wrong, we want you to love on your dog. We want you...

January 8, 2017

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Canine Good Citizen! 

The CGC Program teaches good manners to dogs and responsible dog ownership to their owners. The 10-step Canine Good Citizen test is a non-competitive test for all dogs, including purebreds and mixed breeds. The CGC award is a prerequisite for many...

January 6, 2017

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Take your dog to the vet! 

It is just as important for dogs to go to the doctor as it is for us. Dogs require yearly check-ups just like we do. They need up keep on worming, rabies, distemper, and several other vaccines. Bringing your dog for a yearly check-up will help...

December 22, 2016

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When to use treats in training.

Treats are like any other tool used for training. Not every training tool works on every dog. We have to figure out what method works best for each dog that comes in to training. 

Some dogs are hyper, excited, up beat, just full of energy....

December 20, 2016

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How failing is important to learning.

In order to succeed you must fail first. When you fail, you try over and over again until you finally get it. Each time you learn from your mistakes and correct them. No one starts off knowing or getting everything right the first...