October 26, 2010

How to Choose a Dog Trainer

By: Liz Reyes, CPDT-KA, B.S. Interest in sending lovable, and sometimes challenging, dogs to training facilities has experienced a dramatic peak in recent years. With the craft itself constantly evolving I’m happy to take my twenty years of dog training know-how and create a distinct […]
October 15, 2010

Dealing with Distractions

We see it all the time. A dog enrolls in a group class or private lesson at It’s a Dog’s World and does very well. However, as soon as their owner continues the training commands and routine at home, they have a different dog on […]
September 29, 2010

It’s a Dog’s World has high success rate with aggressive, territorial dogs

After training almost every breed there is successfully, It’s a Dog’s World (IADW) trainer Karen Widaman had finally met her match. Charcoal, a 3-year old, 135-pound Great Dane exhibited a severe dominance and territorial aggression over his male owner. It was after Charcoal’s owner developed […]
September 2, 2010

Liz’s Top 10 Locations to Socialize your Dog

At It’s a Dog’s World (, we promote the importance of socialization, especially during the first 16 weeks of a dog’s life. Dr Ian Dunbar, author of several best selling dog books including “Before and After You Get Your Puppy,” suggests that a new pup should […]
August 25, 2010

Camping with your dog

All the dos and don'ts of camping with your dog, including great spots such as dog friendly campsites, restaurants and beaches.
August 6, 2010

Dog Manners Makeover

By: Liz Reyes Clients will very often come up to me with a dog or puppy over 6 months and say their pooch needs to develop better manners or social skills, but that it’s too late. On the contrary, some clients with puppies (between eight […]
July 19, 2010

More Summer Dog Care Tips

Summer is the perfect time of year to enjoy a day at the park, a camping trip, or a family vacation and include your pooch or pup. However, lately with the recent heat wave and other risks associated with summertime fun, it’s important dog owners […]
July 1, 2010

Summer Safety for Dogs: Water, Heat Stroke, Burned Paws & Sunburn

Most people refer to adults and kids when talking about water safety. But don’t forget about an important part of the family, dogs. Many breeds enjoy the water, playing by the shore and doggy paddling with the kids in shallow waters, but any dog can […]
June 11, 2010

Is your dog bored? Canine Enrichment

Dogs have become so much a part of our lives and have been domesticated for so many years, that we tend to forget they actually are captive animals, and our homes are artificial environments.  A great many canine behavior problems can be traced to a […]