All about Max

Here is one of our personal dogs Max. He is our only dog that is a non working guy. There is a huge misperception in our industry that our own personal dogs are perfect. Here is proof that they aren’t always that way. Max came from a shelter and was highly, highly dog aggressive. He is probably the worst case …

The Wrong Proportions?

Are you meeting your dog’s needs just in the wrong proportions? You may be giving your dogs all of the right things…… just in the wrong proportions. Dogs NEED structure/rules/guidance so that they understand what they should be doing and how they should be behaving. Kind of like when we get a new job….. we are stressed about it because …

A Different Outlook

Part 1 “When you first start off trying to solve a problem, the first solutions you come up with are very complex, and most people stop there. But if you keep going, and live with the problem and peel more layers of the onion off, you can often times arrive at some very elegant and simple solutions. Most people just …

Dog Training Find a Way

” If you really want something, you will find a way, if you don’t you will find an excuse.” Dog training by any dog trainer is about finding solutions, not creating more problems. Have you ever heard a dog say he didn’t go for a walk today because it was too windy? How about I ran out the open door …

Realistic expectations

We talk a lot about how much dog’s differ than us as human’s. In most ways they are as different as night and day, but there is one huge similarity. They are individual’s! So our expectation’s need to be set for their individual needs. They are not like the dog next door,  or the 100s of dog’s in your local …

Piano Lessons For Your Dog

Are you listening to what your dog is telling you? It is easy to miss all the small stuff as well as what they are trying to say. When a dog is acting out or displaying behaviors that are naughty, they are generally trying to let us know something. Dog’s don’t / can’t express to us that they have something …

Training Philosophy

Every one has a different goal when working with dogs. Some want to create a dog that is highly attentive to the owners needs – therapy/service dog. On high alert ready for action – police/military/search and rescue/guard/protection dogs. Highly excitable – agility dogs. These are all incredible and amazing things to see a dog do! However there are specific skills, …