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

Teaching manners

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!

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...

Another year, how did that happen?

 When did January start? How did we make it to 2019? Can you believe I have been training your dogs for 5 years? I have come a long way from those first few clients. (Y'all I am sorry! I am much better at this whole dog training, and listening thing these days!) Now I...

Holiday gift guide for the dog lover in your life

I brought in a guest blogger for this one! Between working with her own dogs, and shadowing me on appointments, Keri and I have been together for about a year now! Many of you have met her at Recalls on the Beach and at appointments. She will be taking her training...

Adding a dog: the Multi-dog household

This is a popular time of the year to think about making the jump to a multi-dog household. Is it the right time for you and your family? There are a few things you should consider before you bring home another 4 legged friend. Is your current dog "well-behaved?" I...

Black Friday Shopping: For the Dog (and owner)

Thanksgiving is almost here, and after turkey means shopping for the holidays! I am one of those people who would rather hold a snake than go black friday shopping. (too many "not-dog people." Y'all are my dog people.)  I will be sitting at home scouring Amazon and...

Nature Trails: the best dog training

Those of you who have been working with me recently, know that life has been a little chaotic here at The Freckled Paw. I've been a little more 'just get through' instead of my normal 'planning everything in advance.' Stephen, the travelling dogs, and I just got back...

3 things to keep in mind when bringing home a new pup!

We recently had a "clear the shelter" event in our area. It was widely successful and many great pets found wonderful new homes. Many of you know I am a huge supporter of our animal shelters and the staff and volunteers there. They work extremely hard for a thankless...

Medicine and Behavior: The two go hand in hand

Every so often I meet clients who believe that their dog is “stubborn” or has “selective hearing” when given cues. Sometimes the issue is lack of training, which I addressed in a previous blog: here! Occasionally there is also an underlying medical issue that also...