Category Archives: Dog Training

Proper training for your dog is a gift that leads to a happy and well-adjusted dog and will bring much pleasure and happiness to everyone’s lives they touch.

Is a Collar or a Harness Better for Your Dog?

No two dogs are the same (just like people). That means what works for one dog may not necessarily work for another even if they’re the same age and breed. Dogs come in all shapes and sizes and with all … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Walking Your Dog + Giveaway

Dogs love walks, especially in spring when the weather has turned from frigid to comfortably warm. It’s this time a year that your dog is treated to new smells and fresh air. We welcome spring to all our visitors by … Continue reading

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What to Do When Your Dog Escapes

Alabama is a one year old German shepherd mix. Her owners thought she was secure in the backyard because the fence was tall and the all-metal gate had a fork latch. They discovered too late that Alabama had learned to … Continue reading

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Understand Your Furry Companion With Doggie Documentaries

According to a 2011 study published by the Humane Society, approximately 39 percent of U.S. households include at least one canine family member. Not surprising, considering dogs provide companionship and unconditional love like no other animal — even human beings.  More … Continue reading

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Time to Play Fetch!

Spring is here – have you and your dog made it to the bark park yet? One pastime that owners and dogs love is playing fetch, but instead of using a ball that can only go a short distance, why … Continue reading

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How To Handle Nuisance Neighborhood Dogs

During my tenure as a dog walker, I found that not all of my clients’ neighbors were particularly thoughtful dog owners. When walking your dog, you have every right to enjoy as stress-free a stroll around the neighborhood as possible. … Continue reading

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Help! My Dog Won’t Budge On A Leash.

The most common difficulty people have when walking their dogs is pulling on the leash. However, it’s not unheard of for a dog to simply “refuse to move” when out on a walk. Some dogs will suddenly flatten themselves to … Continue reading

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Teach Your Dog the Proper Reaction to Scary and Exciting Things

Walking a dog who barks and lunges at other dogs, people on bicycles or anything else is understandably frustrating and embarrassing. Fortunately, there are effective methods of combating such behavior, and I’ll give you a basic overview of those methods … Continue reading

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What’s That?! Help for the Distractible Dog

One challenge many dog owners face to teaching their dogs to walk nicely on leash is distractibility. Some dogs really want to investigate every sight, sound and smell. The following is a great approach to handling a highly distractible dog. … Continue reading

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Teaching Your Dog to Walk Nicely on Leash

If you’ve owned dogs, you’ve probably realized how persistent pulling on leash can be. Dogs aren’t naturally inclined to walk at a consistent, moderate pace the way we are; they like to stop and sniff, or charge toward interesting things. … Continue reading

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