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Learn more about our successes, our struggles, and what we have learned from our clients at The Freckled Paw. 

Delayed Reinforcement

Delayed Reinforcement

Fun fact about me: I go to the gym at OrangeTheory a few times a week (usually). One of the things I love most about my gym is that I get a report at the end of every class with a bunch of statistics about my workout. Yesterday my heart rate monitor died right at the...

Recalls: Don’t abuse them!

One of the top requests from our clients must be a dog who comes when called. We have so many requests that we teach a class on the beach that spends 3 weeks going over this one skill. As a dog trainer, how do I get a dog who comes back to me every time? Dogs are not...

Puppy Training: The Crate

Crate Training the Puppy One of the most essential life skills my dogs possess is their ability to be crated comfortably. For safety reasons they are in their car crates when we travel, they are crated when we are not home and when one of the herdy dogs needs a break...

New Puppy: The first 3 days

Puppy: The First Three Days My first three days with a puppy looks much like my first 3 days with a new dog. If you remember in July when we brought Toad home, everyone was on a rotation schedule. For Toad, he spent some time in his kennel when he was not being...

Picking your Puppy

Picking out a Puppy Everyone loves a puppy. It is easy to get wrapped up in their toe beans and floof. Puppy breath is magical, and can sway even the strongest of people. This is why having goals in mind for your puppy before you meet them is a great idea. This keeps...

Holiday Shopping List

Tis the season for Holiday Shopping! For those of you that may not know me, I’m Keri and my dogs are Nala, Conway, and Ada. Each year we put together a list of our favorite places to shop for the dogs on your holiday list. Follow us on Instagram (@myperfectpitties) We...