The Top 5 Indoor Games You can Play with Your Dog on a Hot Day!

I love dogs, I really do.  And I spend a lot of time trying to prove how smart and easy to teach they are.  And it’s true!  They are smart and easy to teach. . . but there’s one thing that you can’t teach. . . you can’t teach them how to quit! Dogs don’t … Continue reading The Top 5 Indoor Games You can Play with Your Dog on a Hot Day!

Dog Training TV Shows Good or Bad?

I hear it at practically every first lesson I go to.  Sometimes it is disguised as an innocuous “ssssshhhhhttttt” and a finger poke to the ribs of a dog when he doesn’t do what they want.  Other times, people will just come out and ask me, and it usually sounds like this “What do you think of insert … Continue reading Dog Training TV Shows Good or Bad?

The Importance of Proofing Your Sit-Stay…(Or Why Hotels Should Require People Deposits Instead Of Pet Deposits)

So, here I am, standing in an awful motel, covered in orange juice in rural Virginia.  You can’t make this stuff up… Let me back up for a second and start at the beginning.  My friend, Cindy, and I decided to go to the clicker expo in Nashville, TN to learn some new dog training … Continue reading The Importance of Proofing Your Sit-Stay…(Or Why Hotels Should Require People Deposits Instead Of Pet Deposits)