The “Evolution”

The “Evolution”

Reflecting on something I saw at the dog show this weekend. Keep in mind I’ve previously trained and shown a dog through utility, trained the “old school way” using choke collars, forced retrieves, and plenty of collar corrections. I now train using positive reinforcement and my dogs perform more consistently and ENJOY working. When you know…

5 Reasons NOT to Take Your Dog to the Parade (or Fireworks)

5 Reasons NOT to Take Your Dog to the Parade (or Fireworks)

Okay, I’m going to get on my soapbox! Parades and fireworks displays are NO PLACE for a dog! Please! I am pleading here. Leave your dog at home! Here are five reasons to leave your dog at home when you attend the festivities. 1) Dogs don’t like crowds – Parades are packed with people. To a dog, the large numbers…

4 Ways to Improve Your Relationship in the New Year

4 Ways to Improve Your Relationship in the New Year

As we look forward to 2019 let’s make one resolution together. To improve the relationship between our dogs and ourselves. Let’s face it, life moves fast. We are all busy and finding “extra” time to make changes seems difficult. I encourage my students to make small changes, which turn into BIG results. Here are four…