Category: Tip Thursday


Trainer Thought/Tip Thursday: I hear plenty of times that an owner’s dog doesn’t come when called. A strong recall command has many benefits, but we can talk about that another time. Here is a tip […]

training is for life

Trainer’s Thought/Tip Thursday: Even learned behaviors may fade or become sloppy without the reinforcement of occasional praise and correction. That is why I always say training is for life.

mental stimulation

Trainer Thought/Tip Thursday: What I wanna talk about today is mental stimulation. And how important it is to your dogs state of mind Sometimes, we have a busy day, a bad day, the roads are […]

potty training

Trainer Thought/Tip Thursday: Springtime means warmer weather, longer days and puppies! This chart can be used as a guideline when potty training a puppy.

catch the good

Trainer Thought/Tip Thursday: Catch your dog being good. It’s easy to get caught up in scolding when your puppy is getting into trouble, but rewarding him out of the blue for being good lets him […]

be consistent

Trainer Thought/Tip Thursday: Be Consistent! Whenever you’re training your dog, it’s important to get as many family members involved as possible so everyone’s on the same page. If you are telling your dog “off” when […]

be honest

Trainer’s Thought/Tip Thursday. Be honest with your trainer. Your trainer needs to know everything possible. If your dog has bitten someone or another animal. If the dog was abused in the past. It is not […]


Trainer Thought/Tip Thursday: This is a very simple thing to do and yet easily forgot. Keep a positive attitude. If you are getting upset, your dog knows it!

tone of voice

Trainer Thought/Tip Thursday: Your tone of voice is important. Dogs need to hear an appropriate range of emotions. You should have 4 tones: normal, excited, unhappy and urgent. They need to know the difference. Practice […]