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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

NOT Your Average Dog’s Purpose

What is a dog's purpose?   This is a question I had never really put much thought to until I saw the movie “A Dog’s Purpose”. I know that my personal dog Alces has a not your average dog purpose after thinking on this simple idea. He is one of...

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...