August 25, 2017

This week we pulled out the cavaletti poles and agility ladders and got the dogs moving, specifically, getting them to walk while  avoiding an obstacle. It may sound simple but since dogs are not able to critically look at themselves and decide to move their feet and w...

July 1, 2017

The #1 concern of our doggie parents who come to our school is that their dogs will not come when called.

If this sounds familiar, the first thing to consider is whether or not the word ‘come’ has been poisoned by using it to stop something fun, for punishment, or if...

June 28, 2017

Summer is upon us! And even though we have days when it's too hot to take Fido out for a walk, it is still very important to keep him engaged and stimulated! Mental enrichment can be even more tiring than physical enrichment-working with your dog on brain games or prac...

September 8, 2016

For the third and final segment of the 'Walk This Way To a Happier Dog' (the importance of groundwork exercises), I want to stress the importance of exposing your dog to new and novel surfaces to walk on. This may not sound like a big deal, but it can be! This is part...

September 4, 2016

Nina Ottosson is a Swedish dog trainer and since 1990 has been designing and developing a range of dog activity games and toys that will exercise your dog's mind and body.  Her philosophy is that the dog has four legs and one head, and that all five need activity in di...

September 3, 2016

Happy Friday Everyone! I really wanted my dog, Indy, to demonstrate this weekend's homework assignment but I could not get him to do a reliable sit/down/sit to save his life. I may include the video anyway on our blog since everyone likes a good blooper... ugh. Embarra...

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