Why does my dog behave so differently with you? This is a question I get asked with every dog that comes in to my day train or board and train program. In these programs I train the dog and then coach their owners how to take over the process. My answer is always the same. I don't have any baggage with the dog and I immediately set the rules and boundaries the minute the dog comes in. I define baggage as all the unwanted behaviors that were let to develop into habits over time with a dog's … [Read more...] about You’re A Dog Whisperer
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Bear and Gunner Bear and Gunner trained with Unleashed Potential K9 because they would fight with each other in the same home, with no known trigger. Their owners were living a stressed out life with a baby on the way, managing two dogs that they were too afraid to have out together. Once we determined that their trigger was resources, we were able to start rehabbing their relationship. Apart from that, Gunner used to act extremely fearful when people would come to the house, refusing to … [Read more...] about Bear and Gunner Together Successfully! UPK9 Dog Training Success Story!
Don't worry, he's friendly; he's never bitten before. Famous last words that many of us have heard time and time again. As a dog trainer, I look back on the many times I have taken other people's word on this and honestly cannot believe that I haven't found myself in more trouble. These days, I consult with numerous dogs of varying degrees of dominance and aggression every week, making a point to ensure each one is secured properly on lead, never taking a moment to 'get to know' any dog by … [Read more...] about Don’t Worry, He’s Friendly (he’s never bitten before)
Why I Became a Dog Trainer I never dreamed of being a dog trainer, in fact, it was never something I even considered until the day I decided to become one. So what lead me to that point? In 2012, I opened a pitbull rescue which quickly became known for taking in difficult cases; that’s when I met my soul mate. In late October, I walked into the city pound and noticed this big-eyed blue beauty named Tank. In awe, I placed my hand on his kennel door and stated that if he was dog friendly, I was … [Read more...] about Why I Became a Dog Trainer with
Java and Chino came to train with Camellia at Unleashed Potential- The Valley because they were getting into fights with each other in their home. Java, who's issues were insecurity with dogs and pushy controlling behavior, stayed for 4 weeks, while Chino, who's issues of dog aggression and generalized anxiety were much more extensive, stayed for 9 weeks before he was ready to go home. Today, both dogs live together without issue, something their owner wasn't sure could be possible. The … [Read more...] about Chino and Java’s Rehabilitation