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

Recalls: Don’t abuse them!

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...

A week with a puppy!

Callie here with another confession: it has been a very long time since I have lived with a puppy. Earlier this month I got to spend a week with a 5 month old Australian shepherd puppy who quickly reminded me that puppies are no walk in the park. I now have a new...

Dog Training: Easy, but not Simple

I am currently taking an online class to teach Cargo how to formally heel. We may or may not do any obedience work, but I am a huge nerd and enjoy training my dogs. This particular class is a 3 session in depth into the details and small particles of the heeling...

Firework Season: Start Prepping Now!

The Fourth of July and fire works are right around the corner. Pandemic and Social Distancing creates a bit of a different picture than we are used to this time of the year. The big, city wide firework displays have all been cancelled but, that means your neighbors...

What Happens when you Adopt A Hound Dog!

Funny, Affectionate, Adaptable Hound dogs make wonderful companions for those who are ready for their antics. They seem to be in their own world and to a degree they are! Hound parents need to be willing to step into the world as a hound sees it and be ready to go...