Yes, puppies are goofy and full of energy, but it’s a good time to establish a foundation of learning. Here are five myths about training a puppy… 1) Puppies will be puppies Puppies chew on everything and get themselves into a bunch of trouble the moment you look away. They don’t know any better—yet. Training…

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5 Ways to Teach Your Dog to Help Around the House* *Article written by Ash found on www.simplyfordogs.com I love having Janice and Leroy with me when I’m trying to get my house up to a normal person’s standards. I’ve often thought, though, that it would be really nice if they could pitch in and…

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Dog Training Spotlight: Bugsy wants to be a therapy dog, and now he’s one step closer to his dream job! Bugsy is an 18-month-old, 7 pound Chorkie (Chihuahua and Yorkshire terrier mix) rescue pup. He happily visits residents of area personal care and memory care communities with his mom Robin, so his career choice is…

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Puppy training starts as soon as you bring your new pet home. Setting boundaries and encouraging good behavior reduces stress for the dog and the family, eliminates bad behaviors, and creates a positive environment for a lifetime of friendship and learning. Providing your puppy with loving attention, proper veterinary care, leadership, and new people to meet will prepare him…

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group dog training classes

Group dog training classes offer convenience and value. There’s no doubt that professional training offers numerous benefits to the dog and the family, so it’s important to find a program that best fits your schedule and budget. Private training is a highly-individualized experience, but a small group that’s guided by a trainer offers professionally designed…

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dog training nose work

Dog Training is More Than Just Basic Obedience Next time you are frantically searching the house for your missing iPhone, car keys, or a lost leather glove while the dog sleeps on the couch with one eye opened and watching you, just know the dog could solve the mystery faster. You mean my lazy dog…

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By Collin Roche, Professional Dog Trainer with Holiday House Pet Resort Is agility training right for your dog? It’s no secret, dogs love to play and there’s more to a game of fetch or tug-o-war than you might think.  Research has shown that dogs benefit from stimulating activities and structured play, and as an experienced…

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Dogs are smart. And despite looking like a canine couch potato lounging in a favorite sunny spot most of the afternoon, there’s more to your Beethoven, Einstein, or Maya than just a clever namesake. Like us, our dogs want to learn, be challenged, have fun, and experience the joys of a job well done. Historically,…

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As pet lovers we have the best of intentions when showering love upon every dog we meet. However, even the nicest of dogs can sometimes be caught off guard and react with an unexpected negative response. Avoid the bite with these tips. First, situations to avoid and when to be extra careful. Never approach an…

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