Training Tips

Using Lil’ Trainers: Dog Walking

By Steve Dale
September is Responsible Dog Ownership Month – the perfect time to train your pup! When you’re training, it’s important to practice positive reinforcement. This training method rewards your dog’s good…

Positive Introductions to a New Pet

By Shoshi Parks
There’s no bad time to consider adding a four-legged friend to your family. Adding a new pet to your family is a joyous event, but truth be told, it is not always easy.…

Teach Your Dog to Come When Called

By Marjie Alonso, IAABC
Coming when called, also called a recall, is a crucial skill to teach your dog. With a good recall, your dog can avoid dangerous situations, be called away from places…

The Four D’s of Dog Training

By Marjie Alonso, IAABC
Good training requires paying attention to four simple rules, otherwise known as the four D’s of dog training: distance, distraction, duration and difficulty. You can use this list (along with…

5 Stages of Owning A Puppy

There are a lot of feelings involved with being a new puppy owner – we think there are five of them. While everyone’s “I-just-got-a-dog” journey is unique, if you’ve ever…

How to Stop Your Puppy from Jumping

By Steve Dale
It seems so cute: Granny comes over to the house to meet puppy for the first time, and puppy is a little jumping machine. Everyone laughs, puppy gets attention, it’s…

6 Steps to Housetrain Your Puppy

By Steve Dale
If you ask certified professional dog trainer Yvonne Feeney: You can absolutely house-train any dog. Dogs do well living with us side-by-side in our homes for a long list of…

Learning the Leash

By Steve Dale
When it comes to walking on a leash, you need to begin with baby steps – literally. “Puppies are not born understanding how to walk on a leash,” says dog…