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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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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Dog Events in New York City in August

The dog days of summer are here! But that doesn’t mean New York City is the dog-event doldrums. Check out Urban Dog’s calendar of Dog Events in New York City in August to find fun activities for you and your pooch. This month there are plenty of parties, fundraisers, and…

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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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How to Crate Train Your Dog

In this post, I explain why you would want to crate train your dog and why you might not want to. In today’s post, I’m walking you through the steps for how to crate train your dog if you choose to do so. Crate training is teaching your dog to…

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My all time favorite dog training tip

Misbehaving dogs are quite a challenge and their antics can be super frustrating. That’s why my first rule of dog training at home is simple to both understand and implement. That rule is: Mange Your Dog’s Environment. That means you create a home environment that enables your dog to be…

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What You Need to Know About Breed Specific Legislation

As it’s Animal Right’s Week, I wanted to highlight what is really a travesty of justice for canines. It’s a travesty because it harms dogs and people AND it doesn’t work. I’m talking about those unjust laws that ban certain breeds from full participation in society: aka Breed Specific Legislation…

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