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Dog training blog posts that include free training tips, success stories and testimonials from our graduates, and new and exciting services that we offer!

The information in this blog comes from a decade of experience in the world of dog training, and features information that many trainers won’t share for free. Our goal is to help as many dog owners as possible. Behavioral issues can really damage your relationship with your pet, and we want to help you get back to enjoying your dog to the fullest.

Littermate Syndrome, and How to Handle It


Littermate Syndrome is a phenomenon that occurs when you get two young dogs at the same time. They don’t have to be actual littermates, but just dogs who grow up together at the same time, in the same house. Puppies need 8-10 weeks with their mother and littermates to learn vital information. They learn how

Littermate Syndrome, and How to Handle It2020-06-18T14:43:32+00:00

Should You Make Your Dog Into a Service Dog?


Training a service dog is more than buying a certification online. You may have noticed that there are more and more "service dogs" out and about when you are at the store. Walmart and grocery stores are hot spots, and planes are filled with even more of these dogs. The reason you are seeing

Should You Make Your Dog Into a Service Dog?2020-04-03T20:03:09+00:00

Coronavirus and Your Dog


There have been a smattering of news stories regarding pets and the coronavirus. In this post, we'll cover dispel some of the myths surrounding coronavirus  and your dog. Dispelling the Myth The world has changed a lot these past few months. We are all dealing with this crisis, and some of you may be

Coronavirus and Your Dog2020-03-23T02:56:35+00:00

Service Dog Training Session: Tattle the Golden Retriever


In this post, we'll go over a case study for service dog training. We have been working with a Tattle who will be a mobility dog for a veteran with MS and PTSD. Service Dog Training with Tattle Tattle is a Mobility Dog that we trained for a veteran with MS and PTSD.  

Service Dog Training Session: Tattle the Golden Retriever2020-01-13T00:18:27+00:00

Recent Dog Training Graduates


Meet some of our recent dog obedience graduates! Dixie, lab/rottie mix Dixie, Labrador/Rottweiler Mix Dixie is a mixed breed who came to training because she was struggling with leash reactivity and dog aggression issues. Dixie is very social with people, but does not appreciate strange dogs in her space. In addition to working on

Recent Dog Training Graduates2020-01-12T23:52:51+00:00

Training Tools and Koda the Golden Retriever


In this post we'll cover the importance of gradually discontinuing the use of training tools. Though these tools are helpful during training, they shouldn't be relied on forever. Koda graduated from our main program when he was about 6 months old, and came back for a week long refresher course. During our

Training Tools and Koda the Golden Retriever2020-01-02T04:59:39+00:00

Wild: 5th at AWMA Nationals and on to FMBB!


D'Wildcat 16130 IGP3 5th Place 88-89-90=267 Wild went to Maine to compete at the American Working Malinois Association (AWMA) national championship. This was the first time that he had been able to travel to a trial, and was also his first exposure to national level competition. Traveling can take a lot out of a

Wild: 5th at AWMA Nationals and on to FMBB!2019-11-02T20:06:48+00:00
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