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Feedback Needed- Sincerely, Your Dog

Feedback Needed- Sincerely, Your Dog

All trainers talk about effective communication and you can find many versions of such during your training. The most common one that opens a world of possibilities is using consistent marker words. Marker words is way to give your dog feedback on a task that they are...
Value of Rewards

Value of Rewards

Value of rewards. When training our dog, we often overlook what our dog finds valuable. We assume the treats that the pet store attendant suggested are the best thing since slice bread. Only to find out when we go home and offer one to our pup, they turn their nose...
Love with Boundaries

Love with Boundaries

Most people get a pet for companionship. Someone to share their emotions with. Someone to care for in a way that understands our love. But what most people don’t understand is that love and a healthy relationship has boundaries. I often intercept these relationships...
Housebreaking Tips and Tricks

Housebreaking Tips and Tricks

If they eat, take them out. If they wake up, take them out. If they just got done playing, take them out. So you bought a new puppy and the first thing he does as soon as he walks into your home is pee on the floor. You feel a tinge of anger creep in, but it’s a new...
Don’t Buy That Christmas Puppy

Don’t Buy That Christmas Puppy

Tis the season of family love and puppy kisses…kids and adults, alike, are looking to add a new fluffy member to their family.  As my newsfeed is filled with new puppies anxiously waiting on their new homes, I have to wonder how many will end back with the breeder or...