Creating the Ultimate Family Dog

Creating the Ultimate Family Dog

The stereotypical American dream is the white picket fence gently surrounding a cozy house with a perfectly cut green sheet of grass. The door to the house opens and out comes two smiling children and the well behaved family dog following behind them. That’s...
How to Stop Pulling on Leash

How to Stop Pulling on Leash

Getting a dog sounded like so much fun didn’t it? When you first thought about getting a dog you probably envisioned nice leisurely walks around your neighborhood on a beautiful sunny day. You probably didn’t think it was going to be an arm-jarring, hold on for your...
Your Dog’s Bucket List

Your Dog’s Bucket List

I think everyone should have a bucket list. If you’re not familiar with the term, a bucket list is just a list of things that you want to do before you die. Most bucket lists that I have seen are filled with things things that are a little hard to accomplish or...
Are Dog Parks Bad For Your Dog?

Are Dog Parks Bad For Your Dog?

Before I got a dog I assumed that dog parks were canine utopias. Now that I have a dog and especially now that I’m a dog trainer I know that although they can be that, the reality is that they are more often volatile environments where anything can happen. Given...
Training Your Dog By Ignoring Him

Training Your Dog By Ignoring Him

Wait a minute? Did a dog trainer just say that ignoring your dog is a way to train him? Yep. That’s exactly what I just said. Sounds crazy, but ignoring your dog can actually be the very best way to teach him some basic manners and learn to live comfortably in...
How to Stop Counter Surfing

How to Stop Counter Surfing

Different size dogs bring different challenges and issues. If you’ve got a little pooch, he’s under your feet and probably getting into things under the bed. If you have a larger dog you have an entire different set of problems. One big one I get called...

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