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?”

Accidents in the house, is it a house training issue?

I felt it important to write a quick piece on accidents in the house that are not actually house training issues. I have seen these come up multiple times, and it’s critical to treat these most prevalent ones different than a house training issue. The first, and in my opinion, more important one, is dogsContinue reading “Accidents in the house, is it a house training issue?”

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”

Of Children and Dogs

NOTE: this is an article from 2018 that I thought would be good to rehash. Note, things are now grossly different from 2018 to 2020, but the sentiment remains the same. If you’ve never watched the movie My Dog Skip, I recommend that you do. If you’ve ever owned a Jack Russell Terrier (or lostContinue reading “Of Children and Dogs”

Top 3 Things To Teach Your New Puppy

And no, the first two are not obedience … There are many important things to teach your new puppy, including obedience training and the very obvious house training, however the three top things that we think are most important are possibly things that you might not have thought of, but are common sense, and easyContinue reading “Top 3 Things To Teach Your New Puppy”

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”

What are puppies made of?

What are puppies made of? Cuteness, fluff, fun, love and cuddles … but puppies are also made of other ingredients as they age. And what are some of the other ingredients, you ask? Needle sharp teeth, attitude, energy, independence, curiosity, an obsession to chew, intelligence, drive, demands, and the list goes on. What puppies areContinue reading “What are puppies made of?”

Puppy and Dog Training is for Life Not Just for 6 Weeks

Every moment of every day is a learning experience for your new puppy or dog. They are learning from their environment, through their actions and from you. They are learning what makes things work, how to problem solve, how to push buttons and how to navigate life. In order for us to have a wellContinue reading “Puppy and Dog Training is for Life Not Just for 6 Weeks”

Smart Dogs Basic Skillz Now Available Dog Training Milton

We want all dogs to get training, and we want training to be accessible to everyone. That is why we have made our popular Smart Dogs Basic Skillz class available in an online format starting Saturday June 13th! We’ve revamped our program to serve you better, added more skillz and kept it easy to followContinue reading “Smart Dogs Basic Skillz Now Available Dog Training Milton”

Smart Puppy Essentials Skillz 0.5 – Puppy Training in Milton Ontario

We feel that young puppies learn best in their own comfortable home environment. Through our years of training we have noted that puppy classes offer little in the way of retained training. Yes, it offers the social aspect, but that’s fairly easy to do from home, and our opinion on socialization differs from the mainContinue reading “Smart Puppy Essentials Skillz 0.5 – Puppy Training in Milton Ontario”