What’s Your Mantra?

A mantra is defined as a word or phrase repeated to aid in concentration in meditation… or in dog training. There is a phrase that I say over and over, and it always helps to solve problems. When it comes to dog training, it’s my mantra: “If you can define it, you can train it.” And then I go to … Read More

DO NOT call your dog!

Are you having trouble getting your dog to come when you call him? My advice? Don’t call him. Can you imagine wanting your dog to come to you and NOT calling him? The easiest way to have a consistent recall with your dog is to be sure that you only call him when you know he will come. I go … Read More

What does socialization mean?

I took my puppies to a big box pet store today. It took me about 2 minutes to walk in, pick something up off the shelf and pay for it. I spent about 25 minutes near the front door of the store, just standing there. My puppies, Molly and Abby who are sisters that are 5 months old, were given … Read More

Top 5 Tips for a Dog-Friendly 4th of July

Happy Independence Day! What a wonderful day to spend with family and friends. How will your dog feel about the 4th of July? More pets go missing around the 4th of July than any other time of year. Many dogs get so anxious about the fireworks that they will do almost anything to try and escape. Top 5 Tips to … Read More

Top 8 Things to Train Your New Puppy

“When should we start to train our new puppy?” The answer is simple. It’s never too soon to begin training your puppy. Early puppy socialization and training are the keys to your success as a dog owner. So let’s get started on the right… paw! As soon as your puppy comes home, begin to train the following things: 1. House … Read More

Kids aged 5-9 most likely to be bit by dog

More than 2.4 million children under the age of 14 will be bitten by a dog each year, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. This is National Bite Prevention Week (May 20-26, 2012) and the American Veterinary Medical Association, the CDCP, and the US Postal Service release statistics that are quite sobering when it comes to children, … Read More