teach your dog to love grooming

There are two types of dogs in the world:  dogs that like being touched and dogs that don’t.  Okay, I know that sounds silly, but it’s true. The good news is, we can fix it with training. You can teach your dog to be cool at the groomer! It’s never too late to start working on getting your dog used to body handling. In a perfect world, we start at puppyhood getting our dogs used to their paws and ears and backsides being touched. However, we don’t always have that luxury if we adopt or the dog has a traumatic episode while they’re young (likeRead More →

If you’re adopting a dog, there’s a good chance that you’re going to end up adopting a dog that’s got some anxiety.  Sometimes the dog can have fear aggression, fear anxiety, all kinds of things.  But the thing about all of these problems with dogs is that they’re actually pretty easy to fix.   Most dog issues boil down to either dogs being misunderstood by their owners or the dog not getting enough exercise.  Some cases definitely need the help of a behaviorist, but before you seek out a behaviorist or a trainer, make sure your puppy is getting all of his needs met toRead More →

Hey guys, this week we’re going to discuss two quick and easy commands.  Those commands are “Drop it” and “take it”.  Last week I talked about how to teach your dog to leave things, so if you haven’t checked that out, you can do so HERE.   This week it’s all about dropping things he shouldn’t have!  I consider this the second most because ideally we should be able to say leave it.  But the world isn’t perfect, of course, so you have to teach him to drop things he’s not supposed to have, too.   “Take it” is almost like a release word, butRead More →