Litter Training… your dog!

Yes, it can be taught!  This is a great idea for dog litters as well, it helps keep the mess and smell to a minimum as well as helps the pups get a jump start on house training. If you’re wanting to train your puppy to use a litter box here are a few things […]

Will Work For Food… Only

Does Fido only work when you have food in your hand, otherwise you’re completely ignored even when he knows the behavior? This is a common complaint I get from clients and their dogs.  The dogs know the behavior 100% but the dog has also trained the human way too well. Some ways to remedy this […]

Digging Up Bones — Dealin’ with Diggin’ Dogs

If you’re like many homeowners out there with dogs, you’ve probably got a few holes in the yard dug by your 4-legged friend(s).  Dogs dig for many reasons, a few being boredom, hot, or trying to make the rabbit hole bigger.  The cold hard truth is that digging for dogs is a natural behavior even though […]

Remain Calm!

If you’re like many people with pets, me included, we love to take their furry family member with us places.  Truth be told, a lot of places welcome well behaved pets.  Sometimes when we take our pets places they can get a little excited in an over stimulating atmosphere and we need them to settle down […]

‘Come’ Command

One of the #1 requests I receive when people are inquiring about dog training is ‘Coming when called’.  It seems to always boil down that people are teaching the command incorrectly as well as unknowingly teaching their dog ‘not to come’. What you may be doing wrong: Calling your dog to you for punishment Calling […]

Practice Everywhere Makes Perfect

So you’ve been training your dog to obey some basic, everyday, obedience commands like sit, down, stay, come etc.  You’ve probably started to notice that your dog seems able to perform his new found skills much more reliably at home than in places with more distractions, or you may be surprised to find that your normally well behaved dog makes […]

Clicker Training

Clicker training is definitely something that needs to be in every pet owner’s bag of tricks. Charging the Clicker — crucial first step to begin clicker training. This exercise basically teaches your dog to associate a click with getting a treat; no behavior required to earn the Click then Treat.  Though it’s best to not click/treat when your dog is doing […]

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