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...

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...

Kids And Canines

“Children can be relentless with their desire to have a puppy to call their own, trust me I know from experience…I was one of those kids. My parents finally caved when I was in 11th grade. Smart on them, I trained the dog for two years and when I went...

WOW! I Wish My Dog Behaved Like Yours

  As a dog owner, I take a huge amount of pride in my amazing canine companion. At this point in my life, he basically takes the role of my child. With that being said, when you are out and about with your pup and a stranger walks over and...

10 WAYS TO TRAIN YOUR DOG IN 10 MINUTES

Being a dog trainer is pretty cool. Whenever I tell people what we do they always say “You are so lucky”, “I want to do that” or “I'm so jealous you get to play with dogs all day”. In which I always try to refrain from what I really want...

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...

How To Mentally Work Your Dog On A Rainy Day

Rainy days can definitely put a damper on you and your dog. By no means is it fun to walk your dog in the rain but what else is there to do to ensure that you don't have a crazy dog on your hands all day due to the lack...

Building Your Dog’s Confidence

Much like humans, dogs exert similar behaviors and attitudes in certain social situations. Going out-and-about, some dogs may be over excited and, literally, jump for joy to be doing an activity with their best two-legged friend. Other dogs may be the opposite and show signs of a lack of confidence....