Training Tuesday Blog

Not All Trainers Are Created Equal

I don’t know about you, but in my years leading up to becoming a professional trainer I had the opportunity to work with many different types of trainers. I can honestly say working with different trainers molded me into the trainer and animal person I am today. It also taught me how I did and did not want to interact with my personal pets, which in turn is what led me to the want and need to share with others. I like to think that I have come a long way from that first training class that I attended as a twenty something with my first Rottie Maddy. At the time I had no idea what was good or bad training methods and lets be honest, looking back, those teachings were dicey at best. But we

Heat Getting Your Pup Down?

TRAINING TUESDAY!!! Today's "hot" topic is going to be keeping your dog cool in this ridiculous heat. Now, I know that it is not hot everywhere in the country right now, but for us wimpy So Cal kids, it is just muggy and hot! So I thought I would share 3 tips for keeping your pups cool and entertained. #1 My dogs love their raised pet cot, I actually have them in the house, but they could easily be used outside (and should if you pup is out during the day). The raised bed allows the air to circulate around them, plus they hose off for easy cleaning. #2 For those pups that are water lovers, this fun water sprinkler is as entertaining for them as it is for you! What I have found, make sure

Seasonal Threats?

TRAINING TUESDAY!!! I don't know about you, but I do have one dog that suffers from allergies. Funny enough, her allergies started later in life, just after she was spayed...coincidence? Maybe. As sad as I am for this development in her health, really the bottom line is HOW to deal with it within the parameters that I want...which means keeping it natural. I help MANY people in this realm, most do not come to me purposefully for this reason, I am not a vet. But what happens, is they reach out to me for training on one level or another. It could be basic skills to major behavior issues, and inevitably diet comes up in the conversation, which then leads to any potential health concerns and

Does Your Dog Need Rattlesnake Avoidance Training?

TRAINING TUESDAY! Today I bring to you the "hot topic" of Rattlesnake Avoidance Training. I want to share the in's and out's of what it really is and why you are the one that makes the ultimate choice for your furry friend. I will be very honest with you, in the positive dog training community, I have been in serious hot water with other trainers for even offering this training. Let me explain why.....Rattlesnake Avoidance Training is punishment based, which is not directly in line with how we train. Without getting all sciency on you let me break it down. The dog wears an electric collar (no, they are not shock collars), when the dog engages in one of 4 stations (baby snake, rattle rock,


TRAINING TUESDAY!! Today has been a busy one...hence my late in the day post. 😜 I tend to be on the conservative side when it comes to vaccinations. In my business I allow them to show a titer as proof to start class and to come and stay in our home. If you are not familiar with a titer, I challenge you to check it out and form your own opinion on the topic. Here is an article that will give you some food for thought. What are your thoughts on vaccinations? Visit our FB Business page to get in on the chatter!

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