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August 6, 2012

Want A Well Behaved Dog? Do More of This and Less of That!

By Dr. Becker                                                  A growing collection of recent studies is proving that positive reinforcement training of dogs is much more effective and ultimately successful than training involving dominance and punishment. Some of the studies even demonstrated that training involving punishment actually created additional problem behaviors […]
July 17, 2012

All About Attitude

Ever watch a training class and notice how owners who obviously enjoy training have dogs that clearly enjoy their lessons? Meanwhile, people who ignore instructions and appear perpetually bored invariably own dogs that act the same. Putting energy and a good attitude into training proves […]
June 22, 2012

Why Are Dogs So Loyal?

Why are dogs so loyal? And, how can their loyalty help us to train our dogs better? These are questions that we frequently get asked and understanding two key elements about dogs will help you train your dog better. Stories about dogs and their loyalty […]
May 26, 2012

Is Your Dog A Doorbell Maniac?

The doorbell rings and the dreaded barking ensue. Your dog barks, jumps at the door, creating such a scene that you dread even opening the door. In the dog’s mind, the doorbell is synonymous with, “A stranger is at the door,”-go crazy! The behavior usually […]
April 27, 2012

5 Common Dog Training Myths

Dog training has evolved into science based techniques over the last few years.  Even so, some common behavior myths are still persistent.  We will tackle 5 common myths that many people still believe when it comes to training their pooch. 1. Old dogs can’t learn […]
March 21, 2012

Should I Breed My Dog?

Here are some important things to consider before breeding your dog. Raising a litter of adorable balls of fur sounds easy and fun, but having puppies isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Breeding dogs involves much more work and responsibilities than most people are […]
February 13, 2012

For the Love of Dogs!

The bond between dogs and their owners is undeniable. Because of this, many dog owners will go to great lengths to save a dog. Here at It’s A Dog’s World, we have 2 very special clients that have done that very thing and we wanted […]
January 23, 2012

Goodbye….and New Beginnings!

As of January 1, 2012 President and Founder of It’s A Dog’s World K-9 Academy, Inc. (IADW) Liz Reyes resigned and sold the business to Karen Widaman. Liz Reyes opened IADW in June 2000 after working as a professional dog trainer for eleven years. In […]
December 14, 2011

Top 10 Gift Ideas for Dogs

Are you tired of giving your dog the typical leash, bone, or toy for their Christmas present? I’m sure your dog is tired of it too! I have composed a Top Ten List for every dog’s “must haves” this year for Christmas. Remember these are […]