Building Reliability

Building reliability with our dogs is a process. Just like going to the gym once, doesn't build immediate muscles, building reliability with our dogs skills takes practice. This week, I worked on adding a bit of distractions to our signals with a dancing toy. It was a...

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Classes, classes, and more classes!

We are so excited about our upcoming group classes! Our upcoming winter classes have the flexibility to work around your busy schedule while helping your dog learn great skills that improve your life with your dog! Good Manners Group Class is great for dogs who ignore...

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Using Food Rewards in Training

It is a common belief that if we use food as a reward in training then the dog will only listen when you have a treat. Using food rewards in the learning stages of a new behavior speeds up your dog's learning of what you want the dog to do. We encourage people to...

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How to Talk to Your Dog: the Scientists Weigh In

How to Talk to Your Dog: the Scientists Weigh In “Dogs are special. Every dog owner knows that. And most dog owners feel their dog understands every word they say and every move they make,” Juliane Kaminski, of the University of Portsmouth, pointed out in an article...

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