November 16, 2012

Begging At the Table

  You sit down at the table to enjoy a delicious meal with the family.  As you begin to converse and discuss everyone’s day, you are interrupted by Grace, the family dog’s constant whining, barking, and pawing for just a morsel of your food.  At […]
November 16, 2012

Teaching Your Dog “Place”

The “place” command is designed to have your dog to stay in one area for up to two hours at a time. While your dog is in the place command, he or she can get up, turn around, lie back down, chew on toys, and […]
October 16, 2012

Come (to a Whistle)

Have you ever been at the beach or a park and watched a dog come bounding back to an owner after the owner only gave a simply whistle? Have you thought, “I want my dog to do that”! Well, its easy and here’s how you […]
September 15, 2012

Speak And Hush

Dogs often respond to the sound of barking by issuing their own woofs. The same is true of howling. When they hear howling or sirens or other high-pitched sounds, many dogs try to sing along. Encouraging your dog to bark or howl, following your example, […]
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 […]