Posted on: September 14, 2016 - 2 Comments
A dog that is coming off as "stubborn" is actually a dog that is either unmotivated or has no idea what is being asked. There are a couple ways to motivate your dog.
Posted on: December 8, 2015 - 3 Comments
Something that I see happen frequently is the dog happily grabbing the leash and trying to turn the leisurely walk into a game of tug. This can lead to frustration and a sore arm. So how do we solve this problem?
Posted on: July 19, 2015 - 2 Comments
V was a wild child. I got him at 6 weeks old and for the first 2 years of his life he had zero training. The only time I could get him to do something, or stop doing something was by raising my voice. I had no idea what I was doing. I was completely clueless.
Posted on: May 18, 2015 - 1 Comment
Does your dog listen to you when you ask him to do something? Does he listen half of the time? What about only when you have a treat, or only if you’re inside the house?
Posted on: March 16, 2015 - 2 Comments
There are two ways to get a dog to do what you want. Both ways create motivation for the dog, but according to science, one works better than the other. Can you guess which way works better?
Posted on: February 7, 2015 - No Comments
Have you ever thought about using clicker training with your dog, but didn't know how it worked? Here are some great tips and videos from a dog trainer about how to start clicker training.
Posted on: January 2, 2015 - 3 Comments
Socialization is something that is often preached about when you have a dog. In fact, it is something I cover with all of my clients regardless of why I am there. This is because of how important it really is.
Posted on: December 8, 2014 - No Comments
Dogs are animals. Without proper training, (teaching) a dog will act, for lack of a better way to describe it, like a dog. This means that they will jump on counters, run away from home, eliminate where they please, bark, chew things, and the list goes on. When we bring dogs into our homes, we Read More
Posted on: November 24, 2014 - No Comments
If your dog does something, and then gets something he enjoys directly after doing that thing, he is very likely to do it again. This is what is referred to as Positive Reinforcement. Using this system appropriately can come in very handy for teaching your dog what you’d like him to do. Unfortunately the same Read More