It’s not always easy on the road to success with your dog. Sometimes we are dealt dogs who are more difficult, sometimes work schedules get in the way, sometimes family life is busy, but we still need to make time for our dogs … and ourselves, in order to succeed. Here are six simple tipsContinue reading “Six Tips to Help You With Dogs … And With Life”
Category Archives: dog training
Three Simple Tips To Help Change Your Dog For The Better
Do you have a dog who thinks that they pay the mortgage, therefore they make the rules? Do you have a dog who is pushy and demanding … basically an annoying pain in the butt? Do you have a dog who doesn’t understand self control and needs constant entertainment? Here are THREE easy things thatContinue reading “Three Simple Tips To Help Change Your Dog For The Better”
No One Is Perfect
We all know it, right? That there is no such thing as being perfect? Your kids aren’t perfect (no matter what you think), your in-laws definitely aren’t perfect (no matter what they tell you), and you, well, I hate to say it, you are not perfect either. I don’t mean that you aren’t perfect justContinue reading “No One Is Perfect”
Does Your Behaviour Affect Your Dogs Behaviour?
I want to tell you a story. Brace yourself. It’s not very exciting, but it is important. This story popped into my mind when our friends at High Fives for K9’s posted this little ditty on Instagram: “what if who your dog is, was directly dependent on who you are?” Read that again, and letContinue reading “Does Your Behaviour Affect Your Dogs Behaviour?”
Do You Do Stuff That Your Dog Likes?
Hang on, let me clarify. I don’t mean eating rabbit poop with them, or rolling in dead things or items of that nature, that would likely make you a psychopath. I mean, do you do stuff with your dog that is natural, that they actually enjoy? Things that dogs enjoy naturally are sniffing, eating rabbitContinue reading “Do You Do Stuff That Your Dog Likes?”
Does Your Dog Deserve to be Off Leash in Town?
That is the question, so what is the answer? Some of you may not be fond of my opinion, however, I think it necessary to go through the process of my conclusion on this. I will start off by saying it IS NOT your right to have your dog off leash, especially in an urbanContinue reading “Does Your Dog Deserve to be Off Leash in Town?”
So You Want A Working Breed?
Let me define my meaning of working breed, because I’m not talking about just the typical CKC classification of working breeds. I’m talking about dogs that truly work, need a job, or are very high drive. This will include most terriers, the ckc working group, some hounds, some mastiff types, some herding breeds, field bredContinue reading “So You Want A Working Breed?”
Amazingly Awesome Crazy Puppy Antics
I really wish I had a paparazzi film crew that would follow me around and get those darn moments I miss, on film. It’s too hard to video and deal with a crazy puppy, plus another dog all at the same time, so you will have to bear with my colourful re-enactment by the writtenContinue reading “Amazingly Awesome Crazy Puppy Antics”
What Is Rally Obedience?
Rally Obedience is a fun, encouraging and welcoming dog sport that is sort of like a cross between Obedience and Agility. Instead of a judge telling you your next move, Rally, for short, consists of a course, with stations, not unlike a numbered agility course. You are required to heel the course and perform allContinue reading “What Is Rally Obedience?”
Dog and Puppy Training in Milton
First I would like to say a warm welcome back to all of our current and coming Smart Dogs Canine Training students! Thanks for hanging in over the lockdown, and we hope everyone is well. We are back on schedule with classes and privates, and I thought I would just remind everyone what is available.Continue reading “Dog and Puppy Training in Milton”