16 Things Your Dog is Grateful for This Year

Gratitude is such a powerful emotion; I love taking time to consider the things in my life that bring me joy and allow me to feel grateful. My dog, Jake, and getting to train dogs for a living are right there at the top of the list. I’m sure your…

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Confessions of a Former Shock Jock Dog Trainer

This article was originally posted in March of 2019. I’ve updated it a bit for 2021 and am reposting it as the message still needs to be heard. Confessions of a Former Shock Jock Dog Trainer The blog article I get the most (and mostly angry) comments on is one…

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What’s your dog’s lifestyle?

What’s Your Dog’s Lifestyle? What lifestyle should your dog have? Are you supposed to change your lifestyle to suit your dog or are they supposed to adapt to you? These are questions I often find myself discussing with clients. The answer, as with most complex questions, is: It depends. Recently,…

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Does Your Dog Need a Hobby?

Does your dog need a hobby? Would your dog simply enjoy trying something new? There are so many great hobbies you can do with your dog no matter your level of activity. There is truly something for everyone. The list I share here is by no means exhaustive but I…

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What You Should Teach Your Dog and Why

There are so many things you can teach your dog from basic manners to problem solving to fancy tricks to cool dance moves. What you should teach your dog depends on a few factors including your lifestyle, hobbies and needs. In this article series, I’ll share the basic manners I…

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Will You Surrender Your COVID Dog?

As so many people are heading back to in person work and school, there is an alarming trend of people choosing to surrender the dogs they adopted during COVID. What about you? Will you surrender your COVID dog? This is something that many of us in the dog training world…

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How to Calm Your Dog During Fireworks

How to Calm Your Dog During Fireworks It’s Independence Day here in the US which means Fireworks. Whether you love them or hate them, most dogs don’t enjoy them. Reactions can run from slight anxiety to health damaging terror. That’s why today I’m sharing tips and tricks on helping your…

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Liver cake for dogs – high value training treat

I’m very excited to share this special guest post written by my friend Trey from caninecompilation.com. Be sure to check out all the great info Trey shares over at caninecompilation.com. Liver cake for dogs – high value training treat It’s not always easy to get your dog excited about a training…

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