Changing A Dog’s Name

Two questions we receive often are: 1. Is it possible to change a dog’s name after you adopt them? Answer: You can absolutely change your dog’s name. Many people change the dog’s name to represent a fresh start for the dog, especially if the dog’s past was negative. 2. How do you teach dogs their […]

Four Tips to Improve Training Success

Do frustrated dog owners mention that their dog follows commands better when they know a training session is about to begin? Have them skip their normal routine of training. Here are some tips to help: 🐶 Ditch the treat pouch. Instead keep treats in your pocket 🐶 keep treat stations hidden around your home. You can keep […]

How to Console a Grieving Pet Parent without Trivializing Their Loss

Hint: Our pets are much more than animals! My dog Duke was one of the greatest dogs I’d ever met.  We enjoyed three years together before he succumbed to lung cancer at the age of six.  His first anniversary was this past Monday. I miss him and from time-to-time still feel angry that he was […]

A Day in the Life of a Dog Trainer

Your day begins with a review of the appointments you have scheduled for the day.  Review each case individually.  It is important to know what you did with the dog at prior lessons and what the main goals of the client are.  If you are just starting out you may feel you don’t need to […]