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Behavior Issues

Behavior Issues

Behavior issues can range anywhere from potty training to full blown aggression. Mostly I get calls for things like, constant barking, jumping up, bad manors, leash pulling, and more. General behavior issues like these can most times be conquered quite easily with a...

Pack Leadership

Pack Leadership

Pack leadership is the single most important skill I teach in my 2 hour session. Many people think they are being a good pack leader when in fact they often are missing the point and need help establishing the right relationship with their dog. We will discuss things...

Choosing Dog Food For Your Pooch

Choosing Dog Food For Your Pooch

These days, everyone has an opinion about what dog food is best. Many of my clients ask me what I recommend they feed their dogs and why. You know what they say about opinions. For what it’s worth, here’s mine.  I have checked a lot of sources, spoken with “experts,”...

Steps to Adopting the Right Dog for Your Family

Steps to Adopting the Right Dog for Your Family

Picking the right dog for you and your family can be a challenging task, but there are a few simple steps to follow that will greatly increase the chance of the perfect match. Surprising a loved one or the family with a dog is a wonderful gesture but a really bad...

The Choke Collar: Tool or Weapon?

The Choke Collar: Tool or Weapon?

Using a choke collar is probably one of the most controversial topics in dog training history. Use of the poorly named “choke chain” or “choke collar” has been debated for years. Most old-school trainers--like me--believe that the proper use of one can be a very...

How to Achieve A Well-Behaved Dog

How to Achieve A Well-Behaved Dog

Many people can’t imagine life without dogs. We admire and adore them for their loyalty, unconditional affection, playful exuberance and zest for life. Nevertheless, dogs and people are very different animals. Although officially “man’s best friend,” dogs have some...

Front Door Etiquette

Front Door Etiquette

Dogs will get excited or act aggressive at the front door when guests arrive so let’s explore why that is and how to correct it. The knock or bell starts it off with barking, jumping and excitement. The human tries to get control, but ends up frustrated and angry and...

Pack Leadership

Becoming A Good Pack Leader

Becoming a good pack leader does not require brute force, anger, or pain for your dog. Unfortunately, most people who adopt a dog from a shelter or rescue group are not properly equipped with the tools to create a leader/ follower relationship. Almost every client I...

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