Blogs by Professional Dog Trainers​

April 14, 2019

I believe it's important to empower animals to make choices. The road to empowerment starts with using choice-rich techniques such as clicker training in sessions where the animal has the choice to participate or not (as well as the choice to earn a click or not, of co...

The American Kennel Club offers a very important title that you and your dog can acheive called the Canine Good Citizen or CGC. 

They also offer Trick Titles and an AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy certificate that isn't required for any other titles but, it is a nice certification t...

October 10, 2018

I hear it all the time, people tell me "I would never use a crate, that is cruel" But, wouldn't it be cruel to leave an animal that explores the world by putting things in their mouth in a place filled with items that can cause that animal to choke or die from a blocka...

Does your dog cringe at the sight of nail clippers? Dog training has taught me a lot about caring for a dog. It is your duty to keep your dog groomed and part of that means clipping their nails. I know, us humans hate it as much as the dog does. What if I cut too deep...

January 12, 2017

Feeding your dog out of a bowl is a wasted training opportunity. It is also very boring for the dog, think about it…. Before dogs were domesticated animals, they hunted, foraged, and scavenged for food. In other words they worked for their food. Why would you feed your...

December 26, 2016

Preparing for a training sessions is more important than the actual training session itself. That's because if you don't prepare THE RIGHT WAY your training session will not workout the way you wanted it too and most likely the dog will be the one that gets blamed for...

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