November 30, 2010

Introducing and using dog crates

By: Liz Reyes, CPDT-KA, B.S. It’s a Dog’s World K-9 Academy President A common misconception in the dog owning community arises from the usage of crates. Many loving pet owners fear their dogs may establish a negative relationship with their crates, causing anxieties for both […]
November 19, 2010

Preparing your pooch for a new baby

By: Liz Reyes, CPDT-KA, B.S. For new parents the cyclone of baby showers, baby proofing, and baby needs, can sometimes leave your original baby (that’s right, your pet considers himself your first child) feeling left out and confused. Though Fido may have been an angel […]
November 10, 2010

Introducing Dog & Cat

By: Liz Reyes, CPDT-KA, B.S. There is a lot of bad advice given about introducing a cat to your family dog or vice versa. Some remember the introduction as a stressful time or say it’s impossible to have both. The key to any introduction is […]
November 10, 2010

Dog Park Pros & Cons

By: Liz Reyes, CPDT-KA, B.S. It’s important to understand the advantages and disadvantages of dog parks before you and your dog participate in dog interaction at one. It’s also good to know proper etiquette while at a dog park. Here are some pros and cons […]
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.