Dog Training 101 through advanced topics.

Teaching Your Dog to "Drop It"


A brief, effective demonstration of techniques that will help you teach your dog to leave it. Read more

Mechanics Matter

Most dogs are adaptable enough that they are able to learn despite the quality of our training skills, not because of them. This ability has contributed to making them one of the most successful species on the planet. Read more

Living with More Than One Dog

Living with more than one dog can be a rewarding experience. Knowing how to prevent problems and teaching dogs how to share resources so they do not bully each other, or pester you, is pivotal to having a harmonious multi-dog home. Read more

When is it too late to socialize your dog?

My post last week was a check list of things that puppy owners need to go out of their way to expose their pups to. Proper socialization drastically cuts down on behavior issues developing later in life. Read more

Socialize Your Puppy - Our Checklist Will Help

THE most important thing you can do for a puppy is introduce them to the world in a positive way. Read more


Watching the crazed dog show couple search for their dog’s busy bee toy last night in the movie Best in Show (again) last night, I was reminded of a client’s dog, Sandy. Read more

To Dina and All Our Dogs of Holidays Past

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Slam Dancing and the Fine Art of Body Language

Over the weekend I was missing my dog Charlee and took a photo trip down memory lane. Through my blur of tears I came across these two gems. Read more

Convenience Store Training

The story I am about to tell you is true, the names have been changed to protect the foolish (albeit well-intentioned). Read more

Training Tips for Happy Dogs and Holiday Houseguests

The holidays are approaching. You may be worried about your canine crew mixing with friends and relatives for festive get-togethers, but a little planning can make the holidays more enjoyable for all.
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Deck the Halls With Toys, Not Puppies

Visions of sugarplums and the Christmas puppy are dancing through your head. Perhaps this is a vision best revisited. Read more

Puppy Interruptus

Funny thing happened on the way to my latest post. I started writing it. Really I did. I had this massive brain storm, and I pounded the keys for a few days. Made all sorts of headway. Really I did. Read more

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