Leave it vs. Wait (this one could save your dogs life)
So is there really a difference between Leave It and Wait? You better believe there is! I think both commands (cues) should be taught. The difference is that with Wait, the dog will eventually get the object in question, where Leave It means the dog…
POTTY TRAINING PART 3 (Bells and cleaning up messes)
This post will discuss how to clean up accidents, when they do occur and how we train our dogs to use bells to tell us they have to go outside! Make sure that you clean any accidents quickly and thoroughly; if not the dog may…
CLICK HERE FOR BITE SCALE ARTICLE OK so as with the warm weather and more activity… It seems the calls about dog and dog bites also increase… Here is a great resource for describing the type and severity of a bite and a general…
Dog Digging Holes… Try a DigBox!!!
OK so does your dog chew up stuff or dig holes all over your back yard? Well if he does I want you to ask yourself 2 very important questions… 1. How long each day does your dog spend…
So Isn’t Using Treats Just Bribing The Dog?
A short video from a presentation I did many years ago… But a question I get all the time? Food is a great way to start training but can not be used forever or all the time. This video gives you some insight into some…
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I Don’t Have Time…
OK, so this is a blog I have been wanting to write for a while now, but I just know that some people will probably not take kindly to it… Some trainers might not even like it and some potential clients might even choose not Read more →
The Value of a Replacement Behavior vs. The Word “NO”
Ok this is going to be one of those strange blogs that hopefully makes you think and realize you just might be going about this whole dog training thing a little wrong… What is our first instinct when our dogs do something wrong? We use Read more →
So What Happens After Socialization?
OK everyone (or at least all my clients know) YOU HAVE TO SOCIALIZE A PUPPY!!! But there is a very significant, important and critical follow up question…. What needs to happen after socialization? Well most agree that the critical social development period for a puppy Read more →
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