Not Your Average Collars.

Halters, Headcollars, Harnesses OH MY! This is an info-graphic that talks about when and how to use halters, headcollars and harnesses. Most of us use some type of training aid for our pup. Whether we use one of the many collars available, a harness or a headcollar, understanding about the type we use and how […]

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Accentuate The Positive – Train Your Dog To Do What You Want

When we train our dogs we tend to not get specific about what behaviors we are giving attention to. More importantly, we are not even fully aware of where we are giving attention. By getting specific and becoming aware we can make training our dogs that much easier.  It’s not hard to train a dog […]

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Dog Training Myths

Dog Training Myths

Dog training myths can be confusing and may actually harm your dog. In today’s dog training world there is a lot of information available.  So much in fact that it’s easy to get confused making it challenging to determine between what is fact and what is a myth. In this blog post I will go […]

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Door Bolting Series

Door Bolting Series

Does your dog bolt out the door? Door bolting is a major problem for many people.  It is dangerous for our dogs and terrifying for us.  I am sharing a protocol that I have used with my dogs to teach them that my door is invisible boundary. They understand that it may not be passed […]

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Make It “A Matter Of Choice” For Your Dog

“Help your dog CHOOSE to be good!”  is how Dog Scouts of America starts their article on training.  It is a philosophy and training method that I also use and it works really well.  The reason I am sharing this is because the author has written the article really well and I am a firm […]

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Is Rotating My Dogs Food Helpful?

I used to think that rotating my dogs food was an absolute NO, NO!  As I continue to learn more, I have realized that rotating my dogs food can actually be very beneficial. One of the benefits of rotating my dogs food is that it helps to strengthen their digestive systems.  Interesting that this tidbit […]

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Ryder and Me Yoga

One of the things that I have always wanted to learn with my dog is Agility.  Now that Ryder and I are in the process of learning and becoming a team, I have to make sure that I am in as good of shape as he is. Something I have always loved, but have never […]

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Pet of the Month

Would you vote for Ryder? He is a finalist in The Clicker Company Pet of the Month contest for July but he can’t win without you! Just click the link below and give him a vote. Thank you! Vote here!        

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Teach Your Dog To Pee And Poop Outside:Housetraining Made Easy

It’s HEEEEERRRE! I am very excited to announce that I have released my second book in the Give Your Dog A Bone Series. It’s called “Teach Your Dog How To Pee And Poop Outside: Housetraining Made Easy”.  It’s all about housetraining, in case you didn’t get that by the title. In this book I give […]

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My Dog Won’t Come When Called!

Thank you to everyone who participated in my From Puppy To Pal question about what your challenges are with your dog.  It will really help me to focus on getting you the help that you deeply need. Though I had some very useful comments along with some interesting comments (always something to learn!), there was one […]

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