Challenging Your Limits

  The only thing stopping you from reaching your goals and dreams is you and the limits you set upon yourself. When you feel as though you have reached those limits is often when frustration builds. This causes resistance and conflict and the things that you want seem harder to achieve. Your mind acts like as an atlas. It knows …

The Shovel

    ” People know that the gold is there, but they are too lazy to pick up the shovel and start digging” ~Jim Rohn~ Whether you are wanting to improve/change your life, your dog, your career or your future you have to be willing to put in the dedication and work. This is a must to be able to …

Frustrating Issues

      A lot of dog owners are dealing with some very frustrating, and serious issues with their dogs. One of these issues is aggression towards cat’s, small dog/ animal’s and sometimes small children. When a dog sees a cat (etc) he/she will run after them barking, lunging and growling like the cat is on the menu for lunch. …

Success

  We often set out to be a success.. after all this is what has been instilled in us since we were little. Although we all have different levels and ideas of what success is, it is still often our end goal. Success can be as simple as learning someone’s name, or getting your dog to sit. Whatever we set …

It’s A Big Deal

  When you have a dog that bites humans it’s a big deal! When you have dogs that bites human members of their own family you have a serious problem!!! These types of issues are usually relationship based. So what do we do with them? Do we hug and kiss them to convince them we are their friends? Do we …

It’s You

    It’s not me, It’s you This thought process is something that is easy to get wrapped up in when you are not obtaining the results that you are looking for. Making excuses, trying to justify, and overlook the reasons why you are not able to get to your desired goal is easier than reflecting on the role that …

An Unhappy Dog

  Often we associate a dog that isn’t being hyper, running around, wagging his tail or constantly wanting to be with you as an unhappy dog. However when a dog is in that state of mind behaviors ( nipping, jumping, grabbing the first thing he/she can as they run by, not listening) that are unwanted usually go hand in hand …

The Imbalance Factor

  How you can create imbalance in your dog. When we refuse to correct our dogs for bad behavior and only reward their good behavior this can create an imbalance in the dog. They don’t understand what is acceptable and non acceptable behavior. When we use a balanced training approach we can turn even an un trainable aggressive dog into …

Take Action

  It’s not always easy to act on the things that we want to change. Admitting that something needs to redone to get a different outcome can be the hardest part. By deciding to take action we are accepting that changes need to be made. Change can be scary, yet exciting at the same time. To have the future that …

Leadership and Friendship

  A common thing that we see as trainers are that people feel that they can’t be the leader that a dog needs because they don’t want to lose that friendship. Leadership is often thought of as no fun, strict, and sometimes has a negative association. When in fact it can be the opposite. An effective leader is a person …