"It's okay....he's friendly!!" Let's discuss the importance of Off-Leash Recall. How many times have you heard an owner yelling that out to you from afar as his off leash dog runs towards you full tilt while ignoring all his owners attempts to call him back? Often the dogs name is repeated over and over and over, the word "treat" is thrown in for good measure and there's a hint of desperation in the tone as their dog gets closer and closer. If you are walking a dog with on leash reactivity … [Read more...] about It’s OK, He’s Friendly
My last dog... No,...that is not a statement. I have not sworn off dogs and will most certainly welcome another with open arms when our 4 canine family members cross over the Rainbow Bridge. This isn't a rant either,...rather an attempt to point out something that some dog owners often get hung up on. I've lost count of the number of times I've heard a dog owner, while in conversation about their current dog, say...."my last dog", right before listing traits their last dog had that they … [Read more...] about My Last Dog…
I am frequently asked why I became a dog trainer. The answer is simple really - I love dogs and like to help troubled dogs. As you may imagine, the reasons go deeper than that so let me explain. A few years ago my wife and I adopted a rescue dog and we named her Karma. She's a German Shepherd / Bernese Mountain Dog mix that came with some behaviour issues. She was aggressive towards other dogs and would lunge and bark on leash. She is a strong dog and managed to damage my wife's back to the … [Read more...] about Why I Became a Dog Trainer
More Amazing Life Changing Results with Unleashed Potential K9 Halifax, Nova Scotia!!! Since it has been weeks since we were last at Group Class I thought I'd just send you a quick note to let you know Matt, Luna and I have not fallen off the face of the earth. We have just been super busy enjoying the summer. We have been away with Luna on a few weekend trips, surf trips, beach days, etc. We are still training with her meals each day, and making time for doggy play dates several … [Read more...] about More Amazing Life Changing Results!
Marly, a rescued doberman, is a dog like hundreds of others I have worked with. She had a hard life before being adopted. Her sister unfortunately was euthanized for human aggression. As Marly matured, her owners took her to dog training classes and put in a lot of time and patience. Unfortunately Marly continued to get worst. In one of those classes she was bit by another dog, creating more fear. Her owners then called the shelter they got her from, only to be told to bring her back … [Read more...] about Rescued Doberman “Marly” Gets Another Chance At Life!! Unleashed Potential