5 Ways To Optimize Your Day With Your Dog

Hello friends, For the past couple years it feels like I have become a black belt in cramming as many things in a day as possible. However, for the past couple months it has been a refreshing feeling to go at a much slower pace and not race to the...

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...

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...

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...

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: 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...

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...

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...