Dog Euthanasia: How to Say “Goodbye” to an Old Friend “Ow… “ I felt that familiar sting in my chest as I drove along through town. I was headed to the vet with my beloved red heeler curled on her bed behind my seat. I was fighting to keep the tears from falling as I […]Read More
Category: Dog Training Tips
Teaching a Dog to Sit: It can be so much more.
Teaching a Dog to Sit: It can be so much more. Teaching a dog to sit, everyone seems to know to ask it of their dogs, family and friends’ dogs, and even dogs that belong to someone they don’t know. Through the years, I have seen people use sit for a variety of things, but […]Read More
Lifestyle Dog Training: A Natural Approach
Lifestyle Dog Training: A Natural Approach It’s early and quiet, and I enjoy the cool fall air and the gentle sound of feet rustling leaves as we walk. Taking a deep breath, I sigh and smile. I can honestly say to myself I love my job. A pack of dogs, a mix of my own […]Read More
Guilt Cookies; Is Treat Training Good or Bad?
Is Treat Training Good or Bad? Is treat training good or bad? Do you ever find yourself handing out treats to your dog without a valid reason? ‘No,’ you might say. Then why did you give your dog that third cookie today? I am often asked…is treat training bad? I guess the answer depends on […]Read More
Is Crate Training Cruel?
Is Crate Training Cruel? Crate training is an important tool used in dog training…but is crate training cruel? I am very much a believer that a tool is just that… a tool. And tools are only as useful as the person that uses them. I cannot recall ever feeling that crate training was cruel or […]Read More
Dog Training Time and Commitment
I am in the business of training dogs and educating people about their dogs. We provide foundations on relationships that have started off in the wrong direction. You see it’s often about meeting the dog and client in the middle. Our programs provide the base for a dog and human and by bringing them together. It is our desire that they two can have the relationship I naturally find with my dogs.Read More