From the first class session, we help you get your dog’s attention. Getting your dog to pay attention to you often starts with your paying close attention to your dog. Attend to your dog … Continue reading
In class the week of August 18, we’ll introduce several dog training activities to reduce the probably of dog bites around the dog bowl. It’s easy to understand how a dog can become possessive of the food bowl. We will … Continue reading
Agility is a great confidence booster for your dog – and fun in the process. Your dog also learns to pay attention to you – to take and execute your commands. In the 7th week of our basic classes, … Continue reading
In our basic classes we prepare dogs for the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen test. Examining the dog’s teeth is one of the test steps in the exam. This step also tests the dog’s understanding … Continue reading
“Guys, we know we were not born here, (Our birth place was a big sheep farm in the middle of Scotland.), but we sure can party with the best of US-born dogs.
“How about … Continue reading
In the first part of training for a dog, before the dog has learned what you want him/her to do, it is tempting to try to hold the dog in the place you want him/her to be … Continue reading
..and now act on that picture. Join our dog training classes. the new session is starting this week; however, we also can begin the training with you and your dog whenever your schedule … Continue reading
This vet say no, just enjoy the run. This story about agility’s popularity reports that most of its human participants are 51+ years old and 20 percent are above 60, surprising since the runs are timed. The human/dog teams race against the clock. You can try out agility … Continue reading
None of us want the dog to pull so hard on a walk that he/she appears to choke on the leash. Here is a set of recommendations from a California trainer that includes several good pieces of advice consistent with our recommendations. Interesting on the list – when … Continue reading
Marcia’s precious Scotia observed her 7th birthday this past weekend. How time does fly. Here is a brief video of Scotia’s early years as puppy and her service work … Continue reading
An important way to get one’s children involved in helping train the family dog is through tricks.
The goals in training are to teach the dog to pay attention, do as you say and stay on task. While basic obedience lessons have those goals as primary objectives, it is often … Continue reading
Everyone wants their dog(s) to pay attention, do as they say and stay on task. But how does one achieve that? Of course, basic training is a good start – heeling, sit, down, come, etc. Many folks may say that’s enough. They didn’t come to dog class to learn any … Continue reading