In the more than 35 years that we've been training dogs professionally, we've seen all breeds, shapes and sizes learn how to come when they are called. Getting a good response to the come command isn't the difficult part when it's taught in a positive fashion.

 

Okay, seems like a pretty simple skill, right? Usually the first one we teach our dogs when they come home as puppies, so this may seem like a silly question, but I'm going to ask it anyway: can your dog sit?

 

Is your dog a puller? Do they dig right in and drag you down the street? Maybe they just pull lightly, but it's enough to make your walks unpleasant. There are many ways to fix this, but like with all things in dog training, it will take patience and consistency on the part of the handler.

 

Ticks and other Parasites

Spring and Fall are the seasons for all 4-legged creatures to enjoy wet and wonderful... and to come under attack! While the temperatures are still climbing above zero, our dogs are susceptible

 

Make no mistake about it! Dogs are not who this blog post is about. Dogs are easy: If we give them good information, they will rise to the occasion.

 

Do you feel like you have to bribe your dog with treats to get them to listen? Do you feel like food has failed you in training them? We couldn't agree more that having to have a handful of cookies to get your dog to listen is NOT the path to a well-trained dog.

 

We hear this misconception often: my dog is showing aggression, so I need to bring him to class so he can socialize. Will putting an aggressive dog in general obedience class help? Well maybe, but likely, no.

 

We've talked before about how to teach dogs to greet politely and not jump on guests or strangers. There are many ways to approach this and most can work very well.

 

There are many obvious things you'll want to do with your new puppy when you bring them home. Working on things like crate training, house training and handling spring to mind as some of the jumping off points. In addition, there are some key rules most trainers use with puppies to ensure they have a great start in life.

 

 

Housetraining can be a daunting task if you don’t go about it right. With proper supervision and timely responses, any owner can have a fully housetrained puppy in no time.