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?”

Does Class Time Equal Play Time?

Those whom have taken our classes know that we are pretty strict on our rules that dogs are not to meet or play during, right before, or right after class time, and there is good reason for this. First off, unfortunately, we are never more exciting to our dogs, than the dogs standing next toContinue reading “Does Class Time Equal Play Time?”

Don’t Let Them

I often find people listing off the issues that they are having with their dogs, but not understanding why they are happening, even though the base of the issues is fairly obvious. Of course, we as trainers are here to help them understand and break down any issues, but sorting these truly does, many times,Continue reading “Don’t Let Them”

It’s never too late or too early to train your dog

There are those out there that will tell you to wait until after a certain age to begin training your puppy, and there are also those out there that still believe that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. How very wrong they are!! The best time to start training your dog is fromContinue reading “It’s never too late or too early to train your dog”

Dogs Want to Have Fun Too

I’ll start by saying dogs want to have fun too. Yes, many of them enjoy their strolls in the park, or hikes in the woods, but why not spice it up a bit for them? Utilize what’s around you to give them a challenge on their walks. Rocks, benches, trees, curbs, playground equipment and moreContinue reading “Dogs Want to Have Fun Too”

Top 10 Relationship Enhancing Tips for you and Your Dog

1. Set Some Rules/Boundaries Get your family, friends and all those who interact with your dog to have a clear, black and white set of rules for your dog to follow. Those who live with the dog especially should be on the same page as it makes it much easier for your dog to understandContinue reading “Top 10 Relationship Enhancing Tips for you and Your Dog”

Easy Way to Teach Your Dog to Focus

Teaching focus, or engagement, is an enormously beneficial skill to include in your dogs education, and can help with certain behavioural issues, leash skills, working around distraction etc. You can use food, toys or play to achieve focus and increase your value in your dogs eyes. I’ve included a couple videos below to help getContinue reading “Easy Way to Teach Your Dog to Focus”