Dog Training

Tips for Socializing a Puppy

Puppy learning to shake hands

Training a puppy starts long before you arrive at an obedience class. Besides potty training and setting boundaries at home, early training should include plenty of socialization and new situations for your puppy to experience around the home and away from home. The first time your puppy hears a doorbell ring or a loud garbage…

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5 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 starts as soon as you bring your new puppy home. Setting boundaries and encouraging good behavior reduces stress for the dog and the family, eliminates bad behaviors,…

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5 Ways Dogs Can Help at Home

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

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 with Good Social Skills

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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The Benefits of Dog Training in Group Sessions

The benefits of dog training in group sessions include convenience and value. Professional dog training offers numerous benefits to the dog and the owner. A small-group setting guided by a professional trainer offers a customizable program for the right price. When a pet is properly trained, it shows that the dog is an important part of the…

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LOSE SOMETHING? WHY YOUR DOG COULD FIND IT EASIER THAN YOU

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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Is Agility Training Right for Your Dog?

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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Canine Enrichment: A Smart Choice

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, Marie or Einstein 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, dogs…

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