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...

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...

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...

Dog Training 101: Elevator Manners

How many of you live in a place where the elevator is a daily part of your dog’s training? There are several different perspectives to examine when considering how to make these rides more enjoyable for everyone: the average person riding the elevator, the dog owners with their dogs, and the people who are about to get on the...

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...

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...

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...

10 Places to Visit With Your Dog in Charlotte

As the temperatures begin to rise into the beautiful Carolina weather we all love, it is time to be out and about even more with your dog! Enjoying life with your dog is what KeenDog is all about, so let us share with you some of our favorite spots in...

How To Get Your Dog To Jump In The Car

Most dogs love car rides, their whole bodies go into full-out wiggle and excitement when they see their owners reach for their keys and call them to come along for the ride. Rides mean they get to go on adventures around town and spend some quality time with their owner....

Simplify Your Dog Training: Top 6 Things NOT To Do

Congratulations you’ve done it. You've added a 4 legged friend to your home. You want to take the proactive approach and decide to do all the research you can on dog breeds, food, training etc… You get the notepad out and find out everybody seems to be an expert. Suddenly...