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 →

When I tell people I’m a dog trainer, this is usually the first question I hear.  Or first request I get “How to make my dog come when called” or “my dog won’t come when called”.  Usually I’m polite about it, too, and I say some non-committal “give it treats when it does” — because you don’t want to hear the truth.   The truth is, to get your dog to start coming when called, you have to STOP doing things that make him want to run away.   Related posts Why Your Dog Doesn’t Come When Called   You call him to you toRead More →