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 …

Times With Little Hope

  We are often faced with times that make us feel as thought there is little hope. This is true in life as much as it is in dog training. There are times when you have had a long day, you get home and your dog has destroyed something or is just acting extra bratty. This is when you feel …

Having the right Foundation

Dogs that have a hard time out in the environment needs tons of exposure to the real world. It’s super important to lay down a good foundation as well as establish a strong relationship before you move on to taking them out in public. You want to make sure that the dog trusts you and knows that you are in …

Opening the Mind

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 …

The Game of Chase

The Frustration 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. Dog’s will look at the cat as if cat is …

Dangers of Loving Your Dog Too Much

Probably the most common reason people get dogs is for companionship, and they do make great companions. They’re always there for you. They give you unconditional love. They endlessly listen to your problems. They seem to make everything better for you, and you assume you’re making everything better for them. But that is likely not the case. Though your pampered …