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Does your dog have impulse control?

Trainers talk about impulse control a lot. We recommend having dogs wait at thresh-holds, wait before you throw a toy, wait before you let them eat, wait while you clean…

Dog Trainer Struggles

A lot of people tell me I am lucky that I get to work with dogs every day and that they want to be a dog trainer. Part of that…

Try Something New with Your Dog

There is a famous quote by Albert Einstein, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” The same thing applies to dog training and…

Encourage, Praise and Reward-when and why?

Encourage, Praise and Reward Your Dog Mark McCabe came up with an excellent quote that is so true. “You should spend at least ten times as much time and effort…

Is this harness safe?

There have been multiple videos and horror stories of dogs slipping out of their harnesses and either injuring people, dogs or other animals in the last few months. It is…

Advocating for your Dog

Advocating for your dog can mean a variety of things. Making sure your dog fully understands the commands you give them before correcting. Making sure you introduce training aids slowly…

Building Engagement with your Dog

How many of you look at people walking their dog with a loose leash or better yet, no leash at all, and the dog is walking calmly next to them…

Implementing Tough Love with your Dog

I just finished watching the movie “Buck” again. I highly recommend this movie. Buck Brannaman is an amazing horse whisperer. My favorite line in the movie after he is watching…

Building the New

2020 has been an unprecedented year. A global pandemic, business and economic shutdowns and toilet paper shortages. Most people are ready for 2020 to end. On the bright side, many…

Benefits of Consistency in Dog Training

Benefits of Consistency in Dog Training Think about this from the dog’s perspective… This morning I jumped on my human and I got petted and lots of attention. This afternoon…
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