coaching for dog owners

Helping humans be their best for their dogs

Leash Laws Exist for a Reason

LEASH LAWS EXIST FOR A REASON I enjoy seeing a dog run free, without a leash as much as anybody else.  The enjoyment they have while sprinting across a field of soft grass can almost be vicariously experienced simply by watching them.  It feels good, to see your dog...

GOALS! Set your GOALS!

Did you make your goal list yet? No, not your “new year’s resolution list”, but GOALS people. There is a difference. There is a BIG difference. By the end of reading this you should already be well on your way to a fantastic year and all you have to do first is set...

NEW LAW: YOU MUST PASS A TEST TO OWN A DOG!!

Yup, this one is surely going to get some feathers ruffled but it’s a must.  Yet again I heard a story from a fellow dog professional who was called in to evaluate a dog for placement in a new home.  Why? Because the humans are idiots.  I hear this all the time...

Training Hack: Fetch

Everybody who has a dog and yes, even those without all know what fetch is.  The trademark game to play with your dog has been around since the beginning of dogs interacting with humans.  Yet for many who own a dog, a mental image of playing the game is about as close...

Turn on Your Radar!

I’ve always been a big Robert Redford fan as well as Brad Pitt. There is a scene in a movie they both were in, Spy Game, that came up in a dog related situation the other day that I think is super important to share. If you haven’t seen the movie you should, it’s...

Dog Training Hacks: Dog Name Games

photo credit: Cato on the driveway via photopin (license) This tip comes from a visit I had the other day with a friend of mine and the dog was hanging out with us.  The topic of dog names is not uncommon or often overlooked.  What is overlooked is how to make best...

5 Things to Remember for A Dog Friendly Holiday

photo credit: Teddy Claus via photopin (license) After driving 20 hours from my current residence in Florida to visit the folks in my hometown in upstate NY, I must admit I was a bit disappointed to learn that Santa will be sporting his bathing suit on Christmas Eve...
TOP 5 THINGS TO DO WITH YOUR DOG THIS WEEKEND…..

TOP 5 THINGS TO DO WITH YOUR DOG THIS WEEKEND…..

  If you follow me on Facebook you’ve seen me barking a lot  at people to get out and spend time with their dogs.  Sorry to disappoint you, but I won’t be letting up anytime soon.  One of the biggest causes of behavior issues with dogs is that their owners simply...

Book Review : Trident K9 Warriors

As I make a return to the keyboard, a million things have rushed through my mind on what to share, what to say, what to complain about, what to yell at you for not doing with your dog…etc etc….While in the midst of ADD paralysis last night brainstorming I...

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