5999_511635097940_5604754629957253179_n

Traveling with Your Dog

Traveling with Your Dog

Traveling can be a blast, but it can also be stressful! Here are some simple tips to make your next cross-country, or home-state trip, more fun for you and your pup. Traveling for vacation, to visit family or friends, or to move can be exciting! It’s a new adventure, and when you get to include […]

Doggy Day Care – Pros and Cons

Convenient as they are, doggy daycare centers are the top place for bad behaviors to show themselves and really settle in. It’s vital that you have a well-educated staff to make sure your pet is safe, healthy, and learning while you’re away. If you’re like me, then the idea of your dog home alone all […]

Titus-3

Dog Parks: Safety, Health, and Humans

Dog Parks: Safety, Health, and Humans

Dog parks are a great way to exercise and socialize your dog! There are other dogs to play with, people to meet, and new games to play! But, when we go to the park there are a few rules that should be followed by everyone, and especially by new visitors. Exercise your dog first. The […]

12309699_1188251354521841_5089487151187035729_o-e1449775665680

The Subtitles: Using Body Language to Help Your Dog Learn

The Subtitles: Using Body Language to Help Your Dog Learn

The Subtitles: Using Body Language to Help Your Dog Learn There comes a time in a trainer’s career that he or she begins to understand that we spend a lot more time as translators than we do as trainers. It’s our job to show a dog what certain words in the human world mean to them, […]

Gala-proto

How much exercise does your dog need?

How much exercise does your dog need?

How much exercise is enough? Both physical and mental exercises are important for all dogs. Your dog’s age, fitness, and breed are all factors to consider when you’re setting up your dog’s exercise regimen. More often than not, when a dog is displaying destructive behaviors, the root of the problem can be traced back to […]

12291831_1183264851687158_2334919106986698680_o-e1448901770832

How Young Can a Puppy Be Trained?

How Young Can a Puppy Be Trained?

How Young Can a Puppy Be Trained? This is the most common question we get! And the answer may be surprising. For some reason, it seems to be common belief that puppies can’t or shouldn’t be trained until they are about 4 months old. Some people will even tell me six months! But, the truth is, […]

Golden Retriever: Friendliest Dogs in the World

Getting a new dog can be a great decision, but sometimes it can be a stressful one to make. In addition to deciding if you want a new pet or have the capacity to take care of it, you also have to consider whether the new dog can get along with people or other animals […]

The Best Traits of a Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever is the fourth most popular dog breed in the United States, which isn’t bad for a breed that’s just over a hundred years old. But, the reason people love “goldies” so much goes beyond their smiling face, silky ears, and warm coats, though those are all excellent reasons. Golden retrievers are beloved […]

Helping Dogs Cope with Separation Anxiety

The routine has become familiar: before you leave for work, your dog barks nonstop; when you come home, he greets you with a burst of energy, follows you around the house and watches you all night. Recently, though, there’s something new. You come home to find your couch and shoes all chewed-up. Your dog jumps […]

3 Things You Should Stop Doing to Your Dog

It is said that a dog is man’s best friend, but you probably didn’t know some of your behaviors might be making things difficult for your furry companion. Owners have many ways of driving their dogs nuts—and you may not even realize you’re doing these things most of the time. If you want to become […]