Personality or Behavior???
I get phone calls every day asking if I can fix this problem or can I get a person’s dog to quit doing this or that. It kind of reminds of a bumper sticker I saw recently which said “I am a beautician not a…
Teaching a Dog That Touch is Good :-)
OK had a client this morning with a Jack Russel Adult that would get overstimulated when getting pets and then very quick get frustrated and growl (no biting but scary to the owners and I am sure for those doing the petting)… Many of you…
Could Spaying and Neutering Dogs Affect Aggression???
This is why research is so important!!! OK, many years ago we had a huge problem here in America with unwanted pets and irresponsible breeding of dogs… This led to over populations in our shelters and massive loss of life from having to…
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…
Where to go? Potty Training part 2
As anyone who has gone through potty training with a little boy understands, if they get busy doing something “important” accidents will happen. We know as parents we need to stay on them asking continually if they have to go, but we get busy, they…
New Class to Keep Kids and K9’s Safe and Happy
Class taught at Shawnee Mission Medical Center You made it through the pregnancy and infancy but now the family dog is having to deal with a child who is mobile! Many times, the real interaction issues with dogs and kids occur when a child’s mobility…
New Class For Expectant Families with Dogs
Class taught at Shawnee Mission Medical Center!!! Babies Don’t Bark: Learn how to prepare your dog for baby’s arrival, understand dog body-language basics, and solve attention-seeking behavior. This class clears up myths, emphasizes realistic expectations, and sets new parents and family dogs up for success…
What is Potty Training?
How they go… It is teaching dogs that your entire house is their den! Dogs in general are considered very clean animals, and do not want to soil in or around their den. Most potty problem arises when the dog does not consider your entire…
Luna’s Life… A Dog and A Trainer 6/23/17
Ok so it’s been a while and I apologize but I had scout camp with the boys and several busy weeks with my actual job as a dog trainer but things are starting to mellow a bit so, it is time to update you…
So you adopted a Dog, What now :-) ???
So, you have this little ball of fluff or maybe an older dog from the shelter, now what? What should you expect? Well that is simple, a lot of work and some definite changes 😊 First off, understand there is a honeymoon period… For the…
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Covid-19 Corona Virus…Possible Puppy/Dog Issues As We Return to Normal
There are a lot of new puppy owners or even older dog owners out there and many are finding it really hard to socialize their pups in this world of social distancing and in-home confinement during this Covid-19 scenario… I have talked to several trainers Read more →
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 →
Hot Weather Tips for Dogs…..
Ok so last month was Memorial Day, the historical beginning of summer, and I want to take a minute to talk to you about hot weather precautions for you and your pooch. I started thinking about this post yesterday when I had as friend remind Read more →
Podcast #7 – Problem Behaviors in the World of Covid
Podcast – Problem Behaviors in the World of Covid May 27th, 2021 Mike and emery talk about how Covid is and can be affecting your pups. Listen Here Read more →
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