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
UPK9 Trainer Blog: Guy Lapierre
"Going Mental" 3 Things You Can Do to Decrease Stress and Increase Pleasure For You and Your Dog. Adding the Balance to Your Dogs Needs Decrease Your Stress and Increase Joy The bulk of the work I do with dogs is dealing with unwanted behaviors. In many cases, I get contacted as a last resort and at that point the dog and the owners are going mental. That is, they are at whit's end and whether they know it or not so is their dog. When I tell them the problem and the solution is mental, they … [Read more...] about Going Mental! 3 Things You Can Do to Decrease Stress and Increase Pleasure For You and Your Dog
The 3 Keys To Successfully Training Your Dog I meet with several people each week to discuss their dog's problems and needs. Most of them are trying very hard to help their dogs and end up standing in front of me because they are frustrated that they can't make any progress with their dog's issue - whatever they may be. As I said, in most cases it isn't for a lack of trying or effort on their part and many have invested in previous training, read many books, and watched countless videos on the … [Read more...] about The 3 Keys To Successfully Training Your Dog
Train Your Dog for the Real World Our dog training programs at Unleashed Potential K9 are geared to help you overcome behaviour issues or raise a well balanced puppy. We have programs to fit most budgets and they are all structured to see you through to the end. As long as you stay committed to bettering your dog so will we. Our programs do not have set timelines or a set number of sessions. They are accessible to you for as long as you own your dog so that you may reach your goals and … [Read more...] about How Unleashed Potential K9 Can Help You!
I've assessed hundreds of dogs up to this point in my career as a dog trainer. The biggest constant I see as the underlying cause of the behaviour problems presented to me is quite simple, the dog's needs are not being met. Most of the dogs I've met are being cared for from a health and wellness standpoint, although a lot of people are feeding very poor quality food to their dogs but that is another topic for another time. What I'm referring to is proper physical and mental exercise and … [Read more...] about Meeting Your Dog’s Needs, Unleashed Potential Halifax.