Puppy Push-ups

PUPPY PUSH-UPS     Hachi came back for more training. One of the things we worked on is what I call “puppy push-ups”. That’s when you ask a dog to sit, then down and then sit again.   Many dogs cannot do this, since once they are

Trading a dog for a child

trading a dog for a child

TRADING A DOG FOR A CHILD Lucky is about 4 yrs old. She’s believed to be an Australian Cattle and Norfolk Terrier mix. Her parents rescued her earlier this year from a shelter, where they said she was given up by a couple who were having a

Giving your dog some space

Giving your dog some space

GIVING YOUR DOG SOME SPACE Does your dog have a favorite place to go when he needs to just chill out?   If so, that’s great. Make sure it’s always comfortable and safe for him.   If not, create a place for him. All creatures need to

New Puppy Tips

New puppy tips

NEW PUPPY TIPS   This 4-month-old Golden Retriever came in to get some training. We’re going over all the basics. One of the things I need to go over with almost all new puppy parents is to train their pooch to stop chewing on or biting things

Calmly taking treats

DOGS TAKING TREATS GENTLY

CALMLY TAKING TREATS Durant joined The Pooch Coach pack.  We’re working on his social skills with some other dogs.  In the meantime, he has to brush up on some basics.  We discussed how he tends to jump up to take treats from people’s hands – even after

Dedication to Dog Training

Dog training homework binder

DEDICATION TO DOG TRAINING   One eyed Rugar came back for another lesson.  He’s doing great!  After a few lessons, he’s calm, confident and well behaved. He’s no longer reactive and protective over his bad eye.   His mom has been doing a great job.  She has

New Dog

what to do when you get a new dog

NEW DOG     Many people come to me because they’ve got a new dog or puppy and want to get off on the right foot (or paw!).  And that’s what Posey’s mom did with her terrier mix puppy.   Here’s some quick, top level advice:  

BED MOUSE GAME

bed mouse game for dogs

BED MOUSE GAME   Here’s a game that almost all dogs (and cats) can play…  Bed mouse!   Just put your hand under a blanket on your bed or a towel on the floor and move it around and make it look like a mouse running in