Training Tips

Puppy Parenting 101

By Steve Dale
National Puppy Day falls annually on March 23rd, and it’s a national holiday for good reason. There’s nothing cuter than a puppy! In fact, evidence shows we are predisposed to…

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…