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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.

Ever wonder why your dog barks at nothing or runs an imaginary race? We think we might know.   Biscuit just passed her first birthday, and not long thereafter, we celebrated the anniversary of the day she joined our family. What a year it has been! While I was prepared for the housetraining, chewed up toys and shoes, and those …

By Eric Gillaspy CPDT-KA   I love to teach dogs tricks. It’s fun, no pressure, and it can really improve confidence in the owner and the dog. Teaching a trick follows the same formula that you will follow to teach your dog any new behavior. One of my very favorite tricks to teach a dog is, “salute.” It is important …

By Drew Webster, CPDT-KA   One of the most common issues I am faced with as a professional dog trainer is helping owners prepare for big changes that are coming or that have just occurred. The most common stresses pet parents work through are moving homes, new neighbors and major changes to the family pack dynamics. If you are seeing …

By Eric Gillaspy CPDT-KA   A lot of my time is spent watching dogs and their owners interact. I learn a lot when I watch and listen. Recently, I was reminded why not to give a name to unwanted behaviors. A client came in with her very loud Labrador Retriever. She proceeded to tell me that her Lab wouldn’t stop …

By Eric Gillaspy CPDT-KA   Who would have thought that playing hide and seek with your dog could be a really fun and easy way to teach him to come to you. This is a great technique for families, because you can include almost everyone. The golden rule of teaching your dog to come to you is to make sure …

By Drew Webster, CPDT-KA   Did you know that the real secret to training a puppy is careful management of your environment? Could it be that you are spending more time trying to teach your dog what not to do, when you could simply prevent behaviors from happening in the first place? In this article we want to make a …

BY ERIC GILLASPY CPDT-KA When a dog pulls on the leash, we pull back.  This is known as “Opposition Reflex.”  It’s just a natural reaction to the pulling.  I see my clients pull on the leash a lot, sometimes they pull before their pup pulls which can cause a little bit of a problem. It sounds strange, but the best …

By Eric Gillaspy CPDT-KA   Crates and kennels have a lot of uses in our dog culture. We can use them to house train our dogs, to transport them, and to have a safe place to keep our dogs while we can’t be with them. Teaching our dogs to accept, and even enjoy their crates is a really useful skill …

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