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...

Working Dogs Vs Companion Dogs: What’s The Difference?

I’ll be the first to admit, I was clueless about dogs growing up. I knew that I loved animals, but I never had the privilege of owning my own dog, so any knowledge I acquired came later in life.  Even still, after owning my first dog, all I ever wanted...

Coach Life

Coaching others on a regular basis is both challenging and rewarding. It can also be frustrating. The former should always outweigh the latter, otherwise you aren’t going to enjoy the process. You do have to understand that when you decide to become a coach, it will entail all three.  I’m...

Dog Training Tip: Sleep On It!

Have you ever gotten frustrated with your dog because you feel like they just won’t learn a new trick? Or have you ever heard the saying, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks”? Being a dog trainer, I’ve learned you CAN teach them new tricks (and obedience), no matter...