Positive Reinforcement

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…

Swimming Safety

By Steve Dale
Make A Splash! It’s summertime and the temps are high. It’s extremely important to stay cool and avoid putting your pup at risk of dehydration. Many dogs love cooling off in…

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…

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…