DOG RESCUE DONATIONS

Over the years, I have regularly donated my services, money and dog supplies to dog rescue efforts. Animal rescue typically operates...

DOG TRAINING RESCUE FRIENDS

Most of my friends are in some capacity involved in dog rescue. Today, I went to breakfast with a long time friend who got me actively...

 
 
 

DOG TRAINING SCAMMERS

I've been around dog training for a long time. I've seen a lot of things, met a lot of dogs, trained a lot of people. There is one...

DOG TRAINING AND FEELINGS

I train a lot of dogs. I see a lot of dogs. Every once in a while, however, I come across a dog that I know would be “mine” if I was...

 
 
 

DOG TRAINING ENTHUSIASM

I love seeing motivated students. They get the most out of their dog training lessons: lessons are scheduled; appointments are kept;...

DOG TRAINING A CHOW CHOW

I'm currently training a 3 year old rescued male Chow Chow. When I first met him, he first came and checked me out in the yard, no...

 
 
 

DOG TRAINING HUSBANDS AND WIVES

A few years ago, I was hired to help with a male Vizsla that was fearful of strangers. When I first evaluated the dog, yes, he would...

DOG TRAINING ON DANGEROUS TURF

I train dogs throughout Maricopa County. I have been in most neighborhoods and train all types of dogs. Yesterday, I had and evaluation...

 
 
 

MY YORKIE NEEDS TRAINING

I have trained many small dogs throughout my career. One of my favorites are the Yorkies. “Yorkies”, or more properly, Yorkshire Terriers,...

TRAINING HAPPENS

Learning happens all the time. Your body and brain learn every moment you are alive. Every experience modifies us. The same is true...

 
 
 

TODAY'S PROJECT - PATCHES ANIMAL SHELTER PROPOSAL

For the past 5 years, I have been working to turn Phoenix, including Maricopa County, into a no kill community. Our town kills thousands...

DOG TRAINING VS PRACTICE

Most people don't know the difference between dog training, and practice. Training is what you do with me, practice is what I want...

 
 
 

TODAY'S LESSON - SEPARATION ANXIETY

I'm heading out to do a lesson for a 1 year old pit bull with bad separation anxiety. The family can't leave the dog alone at home,...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

I recommend setting training and socialization goals for each of your dogs for 2019. First, it is time to clean up any behavioral and...

 
 
 

DOG TRAINING TIP: NEGATIVE SELF TALK

I see it all the time. When I coach students, from beginners to advanced, they engage in negative self talk as they work with their...

IT'S NOT YOU, IT'S THE DOG

When you train enough dogs... you learn a lot about human behavior, both bad and good. One interesting phenomenon is the Blame Game....

 
 
 

PETS NOW RECOGNIZED PART OF FAMILY FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS

"Last week a federal judge recognized pets as part of the family for domestic violence victims , by passing the Pets and Women Safety...

DOG TRAINING: SEPARATION ANXIETY

Yesterday's interesting lesson was for a lab with separation anxiety. In most of these cases, the dog has other issues that are related....

 
 
 

ELECTRIC COLLAR TRAINING ON FEARFUL DOG

I received a call the other day from a rescue volunteer about a fearful dog that was subjected to an electric collar. It didn't work...

TODAY'S LESSON

Started the day training a 6 month old Standard Poodle; he arrived here last Sunday. First lesson for him. He's a super smart dog,...

 
 
 



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Curious About Nose Work? Here Are Some Tips To Get Started!

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What Are The Best Ways To Give Your Dog Bone Broth Powder?

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8 Potentially Deadly Diseases You Can Get From Your Dog

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Top 14 Pet Friendly Places In Santa Monica

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NYC Bans Dogs On Subway Unless They Fit In A Bag. Dog Owners Did Not Disappoint

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How Many Treats Should You Give Your Dog Each Day?

How Many Treats Should You Give Your Dog Each Day?

The concern about how many treats you should give your dog every day is real. Canine-loving humans everywhere scan the nutritional labels on bags of dog food or take to the... Read more ...

Why Does My Dog Follow Me To The Bathroom?

Why Does My Dog Follow Me To The Bathroom?

I think pretty much everyone can agree, when you head into the bathroom, you want to be alone. Whether you're doing your business, taking a shower, or getting ready for the... Read more ...

11 Ways To Celebrate Valentine's Day With Your Dog

11 Ways To Celebrate Valentine's Day With Your Dog

Ah, the ides of February, otherwise known as Valentine's Day. If you're lucky enough to share your life with a dog, you already have the best valentine around! Make the... Read more ...