Getting a Dog: Part 2

Selecting a Dog (or Puppy) Adoption vs. Breeder Adoption can save two lives. The first is the one that goes home. The second is the one that takes its place. Approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.3 million are dogs and 3.2 million are cats. Each… Continue reading Getting a Dog: Part 2

Getting a Dog: What You Need to Know

With the holidays around the corner, adding a new family member is often considered. Adding a dog to your family is a decision that should never be taken lightly. By being prepared and educating yourself on what to expect, it will help set the tone for your relationship for you and your pet. Congratulations for… Continue reading Getting a Dog: What You Need to Know

It’s Hip to Microchip

Just a friendly reminder about proper identification! Ensure your pet has proper identification including identification tags, a current license, and microchip. Most cities require a current license for their resident’s pets. This license may help ID your pet if no other form is available. Other options include having a recent photo of your pet or… Continue reading It’s Hip to Microchip

Eager-to-Please or Just Trainable?

Ever heard the phrase “eager-to-please”? When I think of that phrase, the first thing that comes to mind is motivation, trainability, and intelligence. In science-based training (positive reinforcement/force-free), principles of psychology are used to help understand, modify, and predict behavior in animals. Let’s look at each of these topics using psychology to see if Rover… Continue reading Eager-to-Please or Just Trainable?

Hierarchy of Dog Needs

Note: This information is useful for everyone (clients, dog trainers, veterinarians, shelters, rescues, and volunteers). If you haven't seen this already, check this out. This Hierarchy of Dog Needs is based on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. If you have ever taken a psychology course, I'm sure you've seen this a time or two. For more… Continue reading Hierarchy of Dog Needs

Introducing our Harness Trade-In-Program

Introducing our Harness Trade-In-Program For current clients with puppies or adolescents that are growing: Trade in your current Freedom Harness* size and I'll deeply discount your next size. For new clients: Trade in your current front or back-clip harness* and I'll offer you 15% off. These gently-used harnesses will be donated to a local shelter.… Continue reading Introducing our Harness Trade-In-Program

Rescues and Shelters Resources

***Attention Local Rescues and Shelters*** Due to our Training Philosophy, it only makes sense to focus on shelters and rescues in our service area. First and foremost, we offers 10% off current or recent* rescues. This applies to recently adopted, fosters, or any assistance for current shelter residents. Also, we offer other services that benefit… Continue reading Rescues and Shelters Resources