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...

Optimize Your Dog’s Crate Experience

To crate or not to crate…that may be a question running through your head. Well, I for one, say crate. 100%. Bringing a new puppy or older rescue dog into your home is an exciting undertaking. One in which you will be providing leadership, boundaries, coaching and friendship to your...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...