Recent Blog Posts
Award Winning Trainer
Category Archives: Uncategorized
Training Outside – Why?
I chose a long time ago to stop teaching in indoor settings (for puppy and pet obedience classes). Teaching outdoors in the community is hard but the benefit is HUGE. When we teach our dogs how to focus and listen … Continue reading
The Value of Dog Sports
The majority of the clients I see, want to have a well behaved pet dog that they can take anywhere. They’re sometimes surprised when I encourage them to explore the world of dog sports as a means to achieve their … Continue reading
The Most Common Complaints – Addressed!
It’s not uncommon for pet owners to reach out to me about feeling frustrated and they usually have a laundry list of complaints about their pet that includes: Chewing Digging Counter Surfing Barking Jumping Up Mouthing/Nipping Pulling on Leash Not … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged anxiety, dog training, exercise, manners, prevention, training Leave a comment
Living with Cats & Dogs
Introducing cats to a dog centric home isn’t easy and well to be honest always possible. If your dog has a really high prey drive (or even a moderate prey drive) you should probably just pass on having them together. … Continue reading
How to Successfully Adopt a Dog
We recently adopted Remo, an 11 year old Chihuahua from BC Chihuahua Rescue. This adoption has been nothing but joy for your family – the way you envision it going when you add a new dog into your life. Unfortunately, … Continue reading
My Neighbourhood: A Recipe for Dog Disaster!
Every day I take my German Shorthaired Pointer out for a private one on one walk. He enjoys the obedience work we do and it gives him a chance for some private time with me. He also has a few … Continue reading
Posted in Behaviour Issues, General Advice, Uncategorized Tagged daily walk, dog training, loose leash walking, neighbourhood, safetly, urban area Leave a comment
Training Doggy Play Skills
Since getting my new puppy I’ve spent a great deal of time on training her to have great skills with other dogs. A lot of families think this means to take their new puppy to puppy socials, daycare or play … Continue reading
Loose Leash Walking – I’m in Charge Right?
There’s this common prevalent myth that if your dog walks nicely on leash then you are the leader and all behaviour problems will disappear. I don’t know WHY people believe this but they do. Loose leash walking is incredibly important … Continue reading
Posted in General Advice, Uncategorized Tagged behaviour, dog training, focus, heeling, loose leash walking, training Leave a comment
The First Thing I Teach A Dog
Whether it’s a puppy or an adult dog there’s one common thing that I teach them first. This is pretty much the most important foundation skill. And now that we’ve had all this build up: I teach them their name … Continue reading
Posted in General Advice, puppy, Uncategorized Tagged coming when called, dog training, focus, name, new dog, New Puppy, relationship Leave a comment
Yesterday, I had a friend post a Facebook video about what is proper etiquette when walking dogs. She had three with her and struggled to pass a person with one dog who wouldn’t move out of the way. While I … Continue reading
Posted in General Advice, Uncategorized Tagged dog training, dog walking, passing dogs, prevention, reactivity, safety, walking on leash Leave a comment