The Dog Blog

Housetraining 101

While there are no shortcuts to housetraining a dog or puppy, there are plenty of things you need to do to ensure the process doesn’t take an unnecessarily long amount of time. Whether it’s a puppy I am raising or…

Come Command Do’s and Don’t’s

‘Come’ is the one command that almost everyone struggle’s with at some point and, for some of you, that struggle is a daily occurrence. Let’s be honest, most of us (yes, even me) have had the experience of being left…

Teaching Your Dog To Love Being Caught

If you have a dog who refuses to be caught when he is off leash, always running away every time you reach for him, this video is for you. For some dogs, playing the Gotcha Game alone has completely curbed…

Teaching Your Dog to Drop A Toy

Now, be honest. How many times has your dog picked something up that he shouldn’t have or stolen a ball from another dog at the park and then, for the life of you, you couldn’t get it back from him?…

How to Fade the Food Lure

Having a dog that “only works for food” or “only listens if he knows I have a cookie” is one of the most common complaints I hear. So today I want to teach you how to eliminate the food lure…

The Key to Successfully Training Your Dog

We all admire those well trained dogs at the park or out walking with their owners and wish ours listened like that, too. Well, yours CAN listen like that and all it takes is doing this one simple step. Until…

Three Easy Ways to Make Training Fun

Have you ever noticed that when you’re having fun learning something, not only do you learn it faster, but you can’t wait to do it again? Dog training is exactly the same – if either you or your dog are…

Five Tips for Sending Your Dog to the Sitter

Most of us leave our dog sitters with a pretty comprehensive list of our dogs care instructions. In addition to that, here are 5 simple things you can do to minimize everyone’s stress while you are away, especially in the…

Five Tips to Stop Your Puppy From Biting

We all know that puppies have sharp teeth, but how do we teach them to be more gentle with them?? Here are 5 strategies to help you get through that nasty puppy mouthing stage without turning yourself into a human…