A 5-Step Puppy Socialization Exercise to Build More Confidence in Your Dog! If you're looking for ways to socialize and build confidence in your puppy or an older dog of any age, then this video is for you. Watch as I take you inside one of my private training sessions and introduce you to a very powerful, next-level socialization exercise that many quality working kennels will do with their dogs. You'll see a vibrant 16-week old pitbull puppy named Echo as she goes through all of the steps … [Read more...] about PUPPY SOCIALIZATION | Building Confidence in Your Dog
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This Standard Poodle became a Service Dog! Zoey came to us at 6-months old for training. After lots of hard work put in by her family in our training program, she went on to pass her Service Dog Certification! "Zoey has been a lifesaver on many occasions. I constantly get comments from people saying she is the best-trained dog they have seen. Absolutely no issues taking her anywhere. In fact, businesses are more excited to see her than me, but I can understand." - Owner … [Read more...] about Standard Poodle Turned Service Dog!
One of our Vet Student clients came to us with her reactive dog, Indie, a couple of months ago. They both learned a ton during their lessons and have been on a road to success ever since! The amount of hard work this client put into her dogs training truly shows and we couldn't be more proud! "We had our first group obedience class this weekend! I would be lying if I said I wasn't nervous going into it. I hadn't really trained Indie all week due to studying and patient … [Read more...] about Reactive Dog No More!
Place and Recall Training has helped Taco the Texas Rescue live his best life! He and his owner worked, and continue to work, very hard on his training every day. Read below what Taco's owner had to say about a recent successful outing. "Some huge training wins this morning! Tacos recall has improved so much with our recent training and incorporating a "place" command. We started playing a game of getting him to place on various steps of the bleachers! Even with dogs … [Read more...] about Place and Recall Training Success with Rescue Dog!
An off-leash recall with a German Shepherd is possible! Read what the owners had to say below about their German Shepherd, Grace, who was recalled from chasing a fox outside perfectly! "If you are wondering if this training works or not, my husband recalled Grace away from chasing a fox at the edge of our property. We have a 1/4 mile snowshoe tracks made around the property. She started after the fox, then recalled back to a heel and continued on. Hubby said he could … [Read more...] about Off-Leash Recall with German Shepherd | Amazing!