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Dog Training: A reflection on 2019

So often this year I was the second, (third or fourth) trainer that people had seen or asked for help for their dog. That's okay, I am not the trainer for everyone, that's why there are more than one of us! Unfortunately for some of these people, the first trainer...

Teaching manners

What is one of the things that is sure to embarrass dog owners? Their dogs jumping on people. Whether it be when someone comes into the home or when saying hello to somebody on a walk, seeing those front paws fly into the air usually causes owners to turn red. Our...

K.I.S.S. Loose leash walking success!

Walking our dogs is the first thing that most people say when asked "what activities do you do with your dog?" For those who have easy to handle dogs, walking is a stroll through the neighborhood. There are dog owners, however, who dread taking their dogs out in...

The puppy and the cold weather

Well 2020 started out really nice, I was on the beach barefoot for a few days there. These days we are back to typical January weather, wet and cold. I hate the cold weather, one day when I have made all the money, I'll be a snowbird and winter in sunny Florida. (We...

Adoption Counseling

We have a new dog in the family! I had the privilege of accompanying my cousin to our local animal shelters to find his new best friend. He's never lived with a dog, his parents didn't have dogs growing up so he only had my train wrecks to play with. (I didn't get a...

Our Favorite Things

Our Supply List! We put together a supply list for those of you on your training journey. Everyone loves getting an amazon package so we have created a list of things that we know and love to help curb (or encourage) your online spending. Most of these are amazon...

I am not against exercise

I want to clarify something from a previous post. If you would like to read that post first, you can find the link here: I don't walk my dogs. The most frequent time that I tell my clients to stop walking their dogs is when they are reacting to stuff outside. This...