Dog Training Tips

May 12, 2016

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Finding the root of your dog's behavioral issues.

Have you ever heard the saying "when mom's not happy, nobody is happy"? When mom is upset, stressed, angry etc. the children and husband tend to feed off the same vibe. When mom is happy, everyone else is as w...

May 11, 2016

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Always be Consistent

One of the biggest mess ups when training a dog, is not having consistency. This could be not using the same command or correcting the dog only sometimes when he does something wrong. This only causes confusion for him and he will not know...

May 11, 2016

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Always be Rewarding When Your Dog Follows Through

When you are training for a job, you wouldn't take to well to someone yelling at you or hitting you for not doing the task you were given correctly would you? Probably not. Dogs are the same way. They are very...

May 11, 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...

April 24, 2016

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Day 9 of How to Ruin Your Dog.

Does love for your dog actually get in the way of his well-being?

Have you ever heard of the saying "Tough Love". Sometimes we have to have tough love when it comes to the well-being of our dogs. We hear so many times, "I don't know if I c...

April 24, 2016

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Day 8 of How to Ruin Your Dog.

Is your voice always in a soft tone?

When we were kids and our parents would correct us, they always changed the tone in their voice. Their tone would be deep and strong versus soft and sweet. When we correct our dogs, we have to do the sa...

April 13, 2016

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Where is your State of Mind?

Staying calm, confident and assertive isn't just for dogs. It can be practiced in everyday life. People, just like dogs, will mimic the personality that's around them. Have you ever heard "smiles are contagious" or "if mama ain't happy, no...

March 26, 2016

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Yes. RELAXING is part of our training. Rufus here has a huge fear of cars. So we are learning to"chil-lax" next to the busy road. 
Training your dog doesn't have to all be go go go. Actually, getting your dog to relax more is better than physical activity. Your dog sh...

March 26, 2016

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Does your dog pull you down the street? 

Leash pulling can actually be extremely dangerous. Some people have broken bones, sprained ankles, pulled or torn muscles, have ran little kids over, etc. To some people, it's not just being pulled on the leash, it's much more...