The emotional and physical benefits of pet ownership are undeniable. We have worked with companion dogs for quite some time, and now have begun to open a new chapter for KeenDog and our dog training programs by helping pair and train service dogs for the people that need them. By adding a service dog to … 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

The BEST Leash To Use For Your Dog

Do you ever look around our dog community and notice what kind of leash people are using on their dogs? There is a lot you can tell about the dog owner and a dog with what leash choice they have chosen. The most common leash choices are a simple flat collar with a clip leash, … Continued

A NOT To Do List For The Journey With Your Dog

Owning a dog is a life filled with ups, downs, and in-betweens. Sometimes the highs leave you almost euphoric, boasting and bragging about how smart your dog is, and the lows can lead you to believe the dog you’re currently working with is an entirely different dog than from the day before. However, remaining steadfast … Continued

Healthy Dog Snacks: You Eat Healthy. Shouldn’t Your Dog?

At KeenDog, we believe in an active approach to dog training – meaning you should be moving with your dog. By keeping ourselves active, we tend to eat in a way in which we should – healthy. Not only is this good for us humans, this is also great to do for your furry sidekick! … Continued

To All The Dog Moms: Happy Mother’s Day!

A little Google search comes back with these definitions for a moth·er: to care for or protect (someone) like a mother. a female parent a woman in authority maternal tenderness or affection Now I, as a professional dog trainer and dog mom to 4 of my own fluffies, believe I fit the above mentioned definition. … Continued

Kids And Canines

“Children can be relentless with their desire to have a puppy to call their own, trust me I know from experience…I was one of those kids. My parents finally caved when I was in 11th grade. Smart on them, I trained the dog for two years and when I went off for college they had … Continued