The most common question we get from dog owners is “How long is this going to take?” It’s a completely understandable question! You’re about to spend hundreds of dollars on dog training (which is charged by the hour!) and you want to know exactly how many of those hundreds of dollars you’re going to be […]
The most common question we get is “How long is going to take to fix my dog’s problem?” Whether it’s housebreaking, severe resource guarding, or pulling on leash….this is what every owner wants to know! And I don’t blame them! You’re about to shell out $100+ per hour to try and fix a problem that […]
It’s time for another two-minute training tip! This video asks….to do or not to do?
Earlier this week, I gave a presentation at the University of Puget Sound called “How to Read Your Dog’s Mind.” I was lucky enough to be able to record the presentation so I could share it here, with you! Please let me know if you have any questions and be sure to subscribe so you […]
As a dog trainer, I’m constantly seeing human behavior and secretly thinking to myself, “oh my goodness. That is just like dog training!” I try not to utter those words out loud because many people get offended if you tell them they are behaving like a dog. 🙂 However, the beauty of dog training is […]
What if I told you there was a simple, magic word that would help you with training your dog? Well, that is exactly what I explain in this training video!
Nobody rehomes their dog because he won’t sit on command. Dogs are rehomed because people don’t have time for them, they’re misbehaving, they are too exciteable, etc. What do all of these things have in common? Something is is broken with the fundamental relationship between the dog and the human. Relationships break because there is […]
If you’ve worked with me in person, you have likely heard me say that “dogs don’t generalize well.” This is a critical training concept and one that every dog owner should be aware of! In this video, I explain what that phrase means and how we can combat it.
The 4th of July is right around the corner and this can be an incredibly stressful holiday for our furry friends. In this video, I explain some tips on how to have a more peaceful and happy Fourth of July!
I frequently get asked about housetraining dogs so it’s high time I posted about it! Housetraining your puppy or dog can be very simple…if you know what to do! In this video, I explain the routine for finally getting that housetraining under control.
In this video, you’re going to learn an all-time favorite dog training hack! I’m not even exaggerating when I say this hack has saved the relationship of numerous dogs and owners!
As I’ve worked with clients over the last decade, I’ve spotted a trend in what kind of dog training mistakes people make. In this video, I explain the top 9 dog training mistakes people tend to make. Giving away the good stuff for free Doing it in one place Too many cooks in the […]
Once in a while you come across a dog that just seems downright crazy. And every so often, that dog is your dog. Barring any actual medical problems, here are 5 reasons why your dog might be a little crazy…and what you can do about it! Too much excess energy Like a toddler high on […]
In today’s training video, I’m going to tell you one of my biggest secrets. 🙂 This is the ONLY thing you really need to know about dog training.
Watch today’s video to learn how to stop being a vending machine and capitalize on what is REALLY motivating your dog.
I’m excited to announce that I’ll be sending out a regular newsletter. Here is the Spring 2017 edition which includes articles such as: Living With Dogs Adopting a Dog Caring for an Aging Dog What to do if Your Dog is ChokingClick this link to read the entire newsletter: Spring 2017 Newsletter
Adopting a new dog can and should be an exciting event in our lives. Unfortunately, sometimes the first day is the last and only good part of it. In my line of work, I hear many stories about dogs that had to be returned. The owners are never happy about it. People rarely, if ever, […]
Doggy daycare is a fabulous way to burn off energy in your dog. However, the daycare environment isn’t right for all dogs. Just like people, dogs have different personalities, temperaments, and preferences. So what do you do if your dog doesn’t enjoy daycare? Here are some alternatives to doggy daycare that can help relieve that […]
Teaching your dog to walk nicely on leash is one of the best things you can do for their quality of life. It’s highly unlikely that you’re going to walk your dog if they’re pulling you all over town. If your walks are enjoyable for you, then you’ll be more likely to take your dog […]
I was watching a seminar by Dr. Ian Dunbar (really awesome and pretty famous-in-the-industry dog trainer) and he was talking about training dogs naked. Now, get your mind out of the gutter. The dog is the one who is naked, not you. 😉 The basic concept of naked dog training is that you really never […]
Doggy Daycare is fabulous option for working dog parents who don’t have enough time to tire their dogs out. However, not all doggie daycares are created equal! This article will tell you the main things to look for in a doggy daycare so you can make an educated decision about where your dog will be […]
There are two ways that people sabotage their dog and their dog’s training: Accidentally rewarding things we don’t want. Accidentally punishing things we do want. How is this possible? Let me paint a picture for you… Scenario 1: You come home from a long day at the office and Penny is super excited to see […]
Seriously. Don’t even sign up for my training until you read this. There are some things about how to pick a dog trainer that you should know. Dog training is a completely unregulated industry. You read that right. There is not a single governing agency in the entire country that requires qualifications for becoming a […]