search
top

Training

The Silent Treatment

Posted by on January 2016 in Training | 0 comments

The Silent Treatment

Want your dog to listen to you? Try saying nothing at all.

read more

Puppy Chronicle: New Tricks to Train a Sassy Pup

Posted by on February 2015 in Training | 0 comments

Puppy Chronicle: New Tricks to Train a Sassy Pup

                        Puppies are irresistible.  They have to be.  That’s how they convince you to take them home.  Later, when the initial euphoria dissipates with yet another malodorous pile on the dining room rug, you think, “It’s okay because he’s my friend for life.”  But what if your four-legged bundle of joy would rather mooch than smooch?  While dogs have been our best friends for centuries, occasionally, there are individuals who require...

read more

Lifelong Learning With Your Dog

Posted by on March 2012 in Training | 0 comments

Lifelong Learning With Your Dog

A pet-savvy person recently commented that as much as she adores her sweet rescue dog, “He’s dumb as a post.” Is it true that some dogs are lacking in the I.Q. department, or could it be that dogs with little opportunity for enrichment simply aren’t equipped to utilize their canine cognition?

read more

Games People Play – With Dogs!

Posted by on December 2011 in Training | 0 comments

Games People Play – With Dogs!

Dogs appeal to us as companions due to their social nature. Actually, dogs and humans share an interesting similarity that may be partially responsible for the bond between us.

read more

Is a Smart Pet a Sure Bet?

Posted by on August 2011 in Training | 0 comments

Is a Smart Pet a Sure Bet?

Selecting the perfect dog for your lifestyle is challenging enough given the myriad of breed choices and mixtures, not to mention the vast differences in size and appearance that factor into the decision. But what about brains?

read more

How to Set Training Expectations for Your Pet

Posted by on August 2011 in Training | 0 comments

How to Set Training Expectations for Your Pet

Just like parents who depart the hospital with their newborn and envision raising the next president of the United States, many dog owners, too, have high expectations when a new pet joins the family. Naturally, they visualize a calm, well-mannered companion. But very few dogs arrive as made-to-order Lassies, even though initially it may seem that way.

read more

Sharpen Your Dog’s Stroll

Posted by on July 2011 in Training | 0 comments

Sharpen Your Dog’s Stroll

Mary Wright and her exuberant 90-pound Labrador retriever, Buddy, are out for a morning walk in their bustling urban neighborhood. Mary regularly walks Buddy on a retractable leash, a plastic model with a long reel of nylon webbing and a clip at the end to hook onto the dog’s collar.

read more

Sit, Stay, Speak!

Posted by on June 2011 in Training | 0 comments

Sit, Stay, Speak!

So your new puppy is driving you crazy, or your newly adopted dog needs manners. You decide to check out some dog trainers in your area, but how do you know which one to pick?

read more
top