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  • Housetraining 101

    Crates, doggy diapers, newspaper, long walks … what is the answer to housetraining?

  • Benefits Of Crate Training

    Believe it or not, using a crate is one of the most effective tools in dog training. Learn more.

    Drew Webster, CPDT-KA   Lots of pet parents worry when they start training their dog that they are only bribing their pet to do what they want. Frustrated pet parents always tell trainers that their dog will only sit if they have food. So that begs the question, is using food for training simply a bribe and will it mean …

      Dogs, young or old, love to learn. Include a reward and these four basic rules and you’ve got a recipe for successful dog tricks! Learn how to teach dog tricks like roll over, stay or heel by starting each lesson with a: cue, reward, practice, praise. 10 Best dog tricks to teach Rollover Stay Heel Lay down Speak Spin …

    By Eric Gillaspy   The words or cue that you use to tell your dog to get to you as quickly as possible should be the favorite words your dog ever hears. Rewarding your pup with yummy treats and lots of praise is the best way to make sure their recall is perfect when you really, really need it. When …

    Eric Gillaspy CPDT-KA   To treat or not to treat, that is a question that I get asked very frequently by my clients.  How often should I give her a treat?  When should I give her a treat?  What should I use for treat rewards?  Isn’t using food to train cheating?  I like to use a simple but very general …

    Drew Webster- CPDT-KA   Nuisance barking can be a big problem for owners.  No one wants to be the neighbor with the crazy barking dog. If you want to improve your dog’s behavior you first have to understand it. Dogs have different barks for different behaviors. Dogs will bark to alert, for attention or out of frustration and many will …

    Eric Gillaspy, CPDT-KA   Sometimes we humans get stuck in ruts and do things over and over, and forgetting the reason why we are doing those things. I think training our dogs can be one of those situations.  Training your dog has many benefits, which would take a long time to list.  The main reason and best benefit of training …

    DREW WEBSTER, CPDT-KA   Having a place where your dog will go and stay on command is a great way to teach self-control.  It prevents unwanted behaviors when greeting strangers in the home or it can be a redirect command when your dog is begging at the table. Training “Go to your rug” should be fun for you and your …

    Drew Webster, CPDT-KA   When bringing any new animal into your home, think about your new role as a pet parent and acknowledge that it is your responsibility to teach your dog what your expectations for the home are. It is not his responsibility to know the rules in your house. Start before you bring your dog home. “Puppy Proof” …

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