The 3 Words Your Dog Should Know

When getting a new dog there are a slew of articles, training tips, books and so forth that can surely make your head spin. To a new dog owner it can be a little overwhelming. Over time consistency is always the most important aspect when training a dog, but if you are looking to get … Continued

3 Tips for Traveling with Dog

Traveling with dogs can be a seemingly daunting task.  Recently, I had the pleasure of taking my KeenDog Puppy Prodigy, Ava, to Buffalo with me to see my family. I was a bit nervous about how she would do in the car for the 12 hour ride each way, how she would do meeting my … Continued

3 Tips to Fight Against Training Frustration

How many times have you been to a lesson or a group class and come away from it feeling a bit beaten up?  Your pup may not have been listening, which caused you to get frustrated, they started listening less, and the viscous cycle continued?  To top things off, when a trainer jumps in your … Continued

Dog Training 101: Elevator Manners

How many of you live in a place where the elevator is a daily part of your dog’s training? There are several different perspectives to examine when considering how to make these rides more enjoyable for everyone: the average person riding the elevator, the dog owners with their dogs, and the people who are about to get on the elevator. If you are an … Continued

KeenDog at the Rescue Me 5k

KeenDog had the amazing opportunity to be a part of this year’s Rescue Me 5k located at McApline Creek Park in Charlotte. This was the third year in a row that the American Pit Bull Foundation has put on this race and it was a major success! The race benefited the American Pit Bull Foundation’s … Continued

Pizza Fur A Paws

  About two months ago I received an email from a client from years ago, it was refreshing to not only hear from her and check in on her dog Sticky, but to also be invited to be involved in their Pizza Fur A Paws event. Jennifer welcomed KeenDog to be the dog trainer there, … Continued

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Down. Stay. IPA.

Who doesn’t love when their favorite brewery releases a new batch of beer? We are excited to announce that KeenDog has partnered with Wooden Robot Brewery to release an IPA that will make you want to stick around for a couple of brews. Down. Stay. IPA will be available from October 4th – October 29th … Continued

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Dog Training: 5 Dont’s Most People Do

Dog training is completely unnatural. Everything you’re supposed to do is exactly the opposite of what you instinctively want to do. When you think about it, us following our human instinct may not be the best way to communicate with our dog. We picked the most common “dont’s” we typically see and set some pointers … Continued

Group Dog Training Class = No Judgement Zone

Imagine this – You are in group dog training class which you have gone to dozens of times, your dog knows their stuff and you are so proud of them. All of a sudden right in the smack middle of everyone introducing themselves and their dogs, your dog starts barking like crazy! You feel your … Continued

Puppy Prodigy: Watson, English Golden Retriever

  Watson was a one of a kind pup when we met her and her littermate at 6 weeks of age at Tanglewood Golden Retrievers. Her breeder, Joanne Cava has been breeding dogs for 40 years, Her passion for the Golden Retriever breed began with the purchase of her first female Golden from Ursula Lanino, … Continued