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May 20, 2014

Is Your Dog Stressed? Look for these signs.

  Do you know what signs of stress look like in your dog? It is important to know what signs to look for so that you can safely remove your dog from the source of stress immediately when the stressor occurs. Stress is abstract and […]
April 23, 2014

A Tail Wagging Listener

Have you ever wondered if your dog has what it takes to be a therapy dog? Is your dog sweet, affectionate, gentle, steadfast in temperament, approachable, doesn’t shy or startle easily? Do you love people, enjoy seeing success and victories achieved by people, do you […]
March 19, 2014

Can Essential Oils Help Train Dogs?

By Liz Reyes, CPDT-KA Many dog trainers, veterinarians, and animal care providers have turned to Pure, Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oils to use in place of toxic and harmful ingredients commonly found in pet products. Personally, as a dog trainer of twenty-five years and a mother to […]
February 22, 2014

Teach Your Dog to “Say Grace” Before Meals

Does your dog scarf down the food before you are barely even able to set the bowl down?  Does your dog jump on you and knock the food at of your hand at feeding time?  Watch this video for a unique, super cute  trick other dog […]
February 22, 2014

Teach the “Sit” Command

First, start off by holding a treat between the thumb and index finger of your right hand. Put the treat on the tip of the dog’s nose. Draw the treat straight up the dog’s nose and in between the dog’s eyes and give the command […]
February 22, 2014

Dogs Are People Too? A New Study Suggests Dogs Can Understand Human Emotions

Pet owners have always exclaimed how bright and intuitive their dogs are. Well, this new study may shed some new light into just how much your beloved four legged companion really does know exactly what mood you are in. According to researchers in Hungary, dogs […]
January 25, 2014

Potty Train In 5 Easy Steps!

  Whether you have an older dog that needs some gentle reminders or a puppy that is just starting out, here are 5 easy steps to get your dog fully potty trained: 1.      Keep a schedule.  Feed at the same times every day.  Keep your […]
December 17, 2013

Puppy Classes: Good Beginnings

  What is the number #1 thing most puppy owners do wrong?  They don’t start their puppy in a good puppy class from the start.    Getting a well behaved dog starts at 8 – 10 weeks of age.  Good puppies are well socialized, well-rounded […]
November 20, 2013

Is Your Dog Leash Reactive?

An on leash reactive dog is one that shows aggressive behaviors to stranger’s dogs while on leash. The same dog while off leash is normally not aggressive. There are a number of reasons why a dog may show aggressive behaviors. A “leash reactive” dog is […]