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Sibling Syndrome

The concept of two is better than one, doesn’t usually apply to getting puppies. There’s something called “sibling syndrome” or “littermate syndrome” that applies to puppies that are raised from young puppyhood in the same household. The severity will vary between different households and the sibling puppies that are chosen, from cases that are […]

By |March 17th, 2015|Categories: Socializing, Training||0 Comments

Collar Conundrum

What is one of the first things that puppy parents go out and buy their new puppy? A collar. And as simple as a collar may seem, the choices are actually endless. Collars with buckles, spikes, prongs, chains, bling, flashing lights, etc. Finding the right kind of collar that functions well seems to be […]

Give an Inch, Take a Mile

Ever hear the saying “give an inch, take a mile”? I see people give their dogs little bits of slack here and there, that eventually lead to the most common, and avoidable, dog behavioral problems. Even I’m guilty of it, and it’s the reason why my dogs are “perfectly” trained even though I’m a […]

Will Work for Food

Ever see someone on the side of the road with a sign that says “will work for food”? Well, the concept of “will work for food” is best applied to our dogs. They work best when they have to work for their resources. Luckily enough for us humans, food is the number one, top […]

Hiring a Dog Trainer

It seems a little weird for a dog trainer to hire a dog trainer right? Maybe, but actually a dog trainer that doesn’t hesitate to ask for help on something they don’t have experience with, shows their ability to expand their knowledge and skills base. Nearly all the dog trainers out there I’m sure […]

By |October 30th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

My Liberty Lake Dog Training Community

A great, close-knit community is a strong and powerful thing. It takes a community for my dog training business to be a success and I’m thankful to have a one-of-a-kind Liberty Lake dog training community. As much as I would love to think that I’m a successful dog trainer because of myself, I know […]

The Importance of Positive Dog Training

There are many different kinds of dog training techniques out there. They can all be successful in creating a dog that knows commands and follows cues. But how a dog learns these training cues and commands is the key in the dog’s ability to retain the knowledge long term, as well as the willingness […]

The Lifesaver: Recall Training with your Dog

Yesterday while driving home from a private training session, I spotted a German Shepherd dog running free. It had bolted past her owner through their gate, out into traffic. I immediately stopped, grabbed some treats and ran to help retrieve this dog. She was nearly hit by a car twice and one person kicked […]

The Light Bulb

I love it when people have a light bulb moment, especially when it comes to how they interact with their dogs.

I’m a vet tech, so I deal with people and their animals all day, every day. Sometimes I get to chatting with them in the exam rooms before the Doctor heads in. Well, a […]

Puppy Social Success!

Socializing puppies at a young age is crucial. They learn so much by interacting with other dogs, people and contexts when they’re young, before they become cautious and wary of their surroundings. Its kinda like when we are young as children, we have no inhibitions about the world, more natural courage and a […]