Dog Training 101 through advanced topics.

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

All I Want For Christmas....

Material has never been my style; with that in mind, all I really want for Christmas is a home for Frosty. Read more

Bar's Open! Desensitization - a Basic Guide


It is clearly too late to desensitize your dog to everyday things like the doorbell and that pesky vacuum cleaner before guests arrive for Thanksgiving this year. As the sayings go, Christmas is coming, there is no time like the present and all that jazz. Read more

LAT HAT BAT What is That?


Does the title sound like a Dr. Seuss book? I confess, the hat part I threw in just because. Read more

Tips to Get Your Dog to STOP BARKING!

Ironic that I should be writing a how to get your dog to stop barking post when for the first time in my life, and after being a pro dog trainer for close to 20 years, I am living with dogs who love the sound of their own voices. Read more

How Much is That Labbie In the Window?

Priceless! To me anyways. Bridget actually hailed from a breeder in South Carolina, donated to K9 Partners For Life, intended to live her life as a service dog. Due to illness, she was released from that program, works as my right hand dog and is worth her weight in gold. Read more

The Freedom No Pull Harness....WORKS!

Dog trainers¬†have to be up to date on the latest and greatest products around, and I am here to let you all on a little trade secret that is no longer a secret. Read more

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