When should you start training your dog

I get this question a lot from dog and puppy owners. The answer to this question is, the minute you bring them into your family. The simple truth is that when you bring a new dog into your family they are learning from the very first minute. You need to guide your new dog or […]

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Buckwheat the Rottweiler mix

Buckwheat is an adult male Rottweiler mixed breed dog. His owner was looking dog training for help because Buckwheat was getting more aggressive and unpredictable towards people. He had not done any training with Buckwheat to this point. His owner was afraid to take him for walks or have people over to this home because […]

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SUMMER TIME IS HERE

The weather is getting warmer and I am seeing numerous stories about heat and how to protect your dogs. One of the big issues is people leaving their dogs in cars during the day. This can be a catastrophic end to any dog. There was a news story about a vet that broke out a […]

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How to start training your dog

One of the areas many of my clients experience trouble is getting their dog to follow their directions around distractions. For your dog distractions can be anything from a leaf blowing in the wind to a smell in the air. When you are training your dog it can be frustrating to take your dog out […]

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Dog aggression, is he afraid?

Saturday I met with a couple that is fostering a little male Chihuahua. The problem is that he acts out aggressively towards other people and has nipped at them. They can’t get him to calm down to help him get adopted. When I first approached the couple and the dog he became very vocally aggressive […]

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Aggressive rescue dog?

Yesterday I met with Shelly who is with a dog rescue group to evaluate a Rottweiler that had been returned by his adopters. The reason he was returned was the he had been taken to a dog trainer for obedience training. The trainer had tried to put a harness on the dog and the dog […]

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IS YOUR DOG OUT OF CONTROL? Seek professional help!

Over my career as a dog trainer I have encountered aggression in dogs that vary in severity and danger to owners, other people and other animals. Most aggression issues can be categorized into two main areas, dominance and fear aggression. What is the difference? Dominance aggression can be described as being exhibited by a confidant […]

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