Training Tips & Techniques

ann_logo_blankThere are four strategic training questions. Is your dog – 1) Paying attention; 2) Doing as you say; 3)  Staying on task; and 4) Having fun — and are you?

If the answer is “no” to one or more of those questions, you, as the dog’s teacher, need to change your approach to training.  Here are some tips:

We will have classes tonight (May 25)

We do plan to have classes this Memorial Day evening – Puppy Kindergarten (6), Level 1 (7) and Level 1+ (8). If you have other plans for today, you may attend one of the other Puppy Kindergarten or Level 1 classes later this week. Here is the schedule: Continue reading

Another way dogs serve

Snail sniffing dogThey find snails. Another job that perhaps only dogs can do — sniff out plant-destroying snails that threaten agriculture. Here is a short story about the task for two Labradors in the Galapagos. Continue reading

New title holders

New_therapy_teams_4.25.15Congratulate these newly certified therapy dog and handler teams. They passed the certification test of Therapy Dogs International. Some of the dogs add to their names the title of Canine Good Citizen or the Advanced Canine Good Citizen of the American … Continue reading

Dog’s face says it all

Maddie's smileIf you’d like an example of a dog’s confident smile, check this one of Maddie taken Saturday, March 28.  Maddie is a 10-month-old Lab puppy. She had been working and playing with her new family, Josh and Kim, for … Continue reading