Dog Ownership 101: Be Realistic With Your Expectations

The best thing about what I do as a dog trainer is to provide the coaching and guidance for dog owners to live life optimally with their dogs. To deepen the relationship they share, teach them how to communicate in a way the dog understands (which is not natural for...

Why Your Dog Won’t Listen

Have you ever been to a foreign country or with a group of individuals who speak a different dialect than you? It can be overwhelming trying to understand what others are saying when you don't know what they are saying (especially if you’re trying to order food). Your heart rate...

Dog Training: Goals & Habits

It’s the year 2020 and what better way to start the year than going over your goals you have for you and your dog. Goals are accomplished through your daily habits and rituals, so ask yourself what current habits do you have with your dog and how can you improve...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...