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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

Living in a Multi-Dog Household

Living in a Multi-Dog Household   “Are those all YOUR animals?!”  I get asked this almost daily when people walk by my computer screen in the office and see my collage of animal pictures.  It wasn’t until I couldn’t photograph all my animals at once that I realized I may have a slight obsession with … Continued

What To Expect When Training Your Dog

Have you ever seen a well-trained dog in public and thought to yourself, “if only my dog was trained like THAT!” You look down at your pooch who’s choking himself trying to get to the perfectly trained pup, and decide to begin your generic Google search for “dog trainers near me” before your pup tears … Continued

Charlotte Dog Trainer: The Perks of a Training Vest

Charlotte (and many other cities around the country) are increasingly becoming more and more dog friendly. This means having a well behaved pup is an absolute MUST so that establishments continue to allow us to bring out dogs out. As a Charlotte dog trainer I want to share with you all why purchasing and using … Continued

Stop Coddling Your Rescue Dog

Rescuing a dog can be one of the greatest and most rewarding actions you take. There are countless dogs in shelters that are in need of a loving home, ones that were left behind or disposed of by another human. But with an open mind and an open heart you can change the life of … Continued

A Day At The Wineries: West Bend, Hanover Park and RayLen

When you think of wineries in the United States you most likely picture sipping Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa Valley, or enjoying a glass of Pinot Noir in the beauty of Willamette Valley, however there are so many great wineries at our doorstep in North Carolina. 146 to be exact, and this number continues to grow … Continued

We Can’t All Be Friends

As you get older you realize that you don’t have to like everyone. In fact, I personally only have a handful of really close friends. To me that’s all I need. Some might feel differently, but to each it’s own. Regardless, I think we can all agree that we are not “friends” with everyone we … Continued

Beat the Heat: Three Ways to Make the Most Out of Summer with your Dog

Summer is the time of year where many of us are most active outdoors. Vacations and beach days are at our fingertips, but can often lead to humans having fun while the dogs are left home. It’s important to remember how to achieve fun and training progress with your dog even in the heat. Beat … Continued