Tricks of the Trade; Teaching Your Puppy to Walk Nicely on Leash

Tricks of the Trade; Teaching Your Puppy to Walk Nicely on Leash

Ironically, pretty and animated on leash heeling is one of my favorite things about competition dog obedience. I will admit, it isn’t “easy”. But the best things in life aren’t “easy”, they take some effort. So there are a couple...

Read more...

Overprotective Dogs and Why You Don’t Want One

Overprotective Dogs and Why You Don’t Want One

I get variations of this question all the time: “Why isn’t my dog protective of me and my things?” Husband or wife; “How can I make him protect me, my family and my things?” People who have a friendly or...

Read more...

Dog Agility: Why ALL Dog Owners Should Get Involved

Dog Agility: Why ALL Dog Owners Should Get Involved

Part One:  Getting Started! It seems like in almost each article that I write, as of late, I brag about all that I have dog in the dog care world in the past twenty five plus years that I have...

Read more...

How to Socialize a Puppy and Things to Avoid

How to Socialize a Puppy and Things to Avoid

How do you socialize a puppy?  This seems like an easy enough task, right? I mean, you just take your puppy out and expose him to things…. Seems like one of the easiest ideas and tasks available when it comes...

Read more...

Why is My Puppy Not Eating

Why is My Puppy Not Eating

Ohhhh puppies!!!!  They are such simple yet complex little creatures of unconditional love. They can also be busy and a bit fickle when it comes to eating. I remember picking up my current female dog, a long trip to West...

Read more...

Littermate Syndrome

Littermate Syndrome

  I love puppies!  I absolutely LOVE puppies.  In some ways, I LIVE for puppies.  I have made a career out of puppy and dog training for the past 25 years. I even love being smothered at the bottom of...

Read more...

Stop Your Dog’s Door Dashing Once and For All

Stop Your Dog’s Door Dashing Once and For All

  Awwww, dog door dashing, it has become a bit of an epidemic! Think About It Your dog wants to go outside and he wants the fasted way from point A (boring house) to point B (exciting outdoors). And if...

Read more...

Should You Buy a Dog or Should You Adopt (Pros and Cons)

Should You Buy a Dog or Should You Adopt (Pros and Cons)

Adopting a dog is a subject that is very close to my heart.  Petfinder helps people find the right pet every day! After all I work with dogs all day, and some of the best are adoptions. So let’s discuss...

Read more...

How Dog Training Techniques Have Changed and Need to Change Back

How Dog Training Techniques Have Changed and Need to Change Back

There are a lot of dog trainers out there, I mean A LOT! And, let me be the first to say that not all dog trainers are created equally. The dog training world has been going through some interesting changes...

Read more...

With All the Types of Dog Collars: Which Will Work Best For Your Pooch?

With All the Types of Dog Collars: Which Will Work Best For Your Pooch?

  The types of dog collars are almost as abundant as the types or breeds of dogs! I have been a dog trainer for over 25 years.  I have seen dog collars come and go and I have used most...

Read more...