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Five Ways to Be Your Dog’s Hero

  It’s no secret that dogs thrive in a family group with predictable routines and a consistent leader. They are always watching for who is in charge.  They miss nothing. LIVING IN HARMONY with your dog is a two-way endeavour. Your role is to be fair, consistent...

Top Tips to Beat the Heat: Keeping Your Dog Cool and Safe in Summer

Introduction With the scorching summer sun shining bright, it's essential to take extra precautions with your pets to protect them from extreme heat. Dogs are susceptible to heatstroke, a potentially life-threatening condition, during hot weather. In this blog post,...

Barking Pollen Blues: All About Seasonal Allergies in Dogs!

Did You Know? ... Dogs Can Be Allergy Sufferers Too Seasonal allergies can affect not only humans but also our beloved furry friends. Just like we may experience sneezing, itchy eyes, and other uncomfortable symptoms during certain times of the year, dogs can also...

OMG! You Just Did WHAT?!

You got a new puppy!! It's Puppy-Palooza time at our training school!  Puppies can be fun and frustrating. Consider getting help BEFORE your puppy arrives and definitely before it starts driving you crazy! You want everything to be just right when your newest family...

Seven Top Tips to Survive the End of the Honeymoon

Is adopting a dog on your list of goals for 2023? Perhaps you recently adopted a dog to keep you company while you work from home. Every dog regardless of age goes through a honeymoon phase with its new owners. Where are you at with the honeymoon period with your...

Five Ways to Be Your Dog’s Hero

Be Your Dog's Hero Your relationship with your dog is the primary influence on building your bond together. Earning your dog’s trust will motivate him or her to want to learn from you. When trust is earned, learning will happen. Before asking your dog to ‘do’ a task...

Here is a Secret You Need to Know

The crisp Fall days are behind us and the darkness of winter is descending upon us. As the days get colder and shorter, do you find that you feel less like walking your dog? Are there times when taking your dog for a walk seems more like a chore than a joy?  Here’s a...

I never thought I would share this story …

A Dog Trainer's Life Stuff often happens as a regular part of a dog trainer’s day. Generally, we simply deal with it and move on. We never think about sharing the experience because we believe that we could or should have done better. However, there are situations...

Dog Training – From Chaos to Calm

Fall is Dog Training Time! I hope that you enjoyed plenty of summer fun and are ready to dive into Fall activities. So much has changed in the past year. The impact of the pandemic is easing up across the U.S. and Canada. Travel is once again on the rise, and daily...

Seven Ways to Have a Well-Trained Dog, Without Actually Training!

When it comes to having your 'best dog ever, there is no ‘magic wand’ that you can wave to create the perfect furry pal. There are, however, some simple things that you can do every day to ultimately have your best dog ever! REMEMBER - Training Time is ALL the Time!...

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