No snoozing with this Schnauzer

Porter, our lovable mini Schnauzer, is a small puppy with a giant personality. The Schnauzer breed originated in Southern Germany in the 14th or 15th century. Farmers and tradesmen needed a versatile dog that could fit in their carts, guard their goods at markets and keep rodents away. This medium-sized dog is closest to today’s Standard Schnauzer. This…

Outdoor obedience training with Molson

A common complaint among pet parents is that their dog is attentive indoors, but just doesn’t listen when outside. Well, of course! From a dog’s perspective, the smells, sounds and sights outdoors (i.e. squirrels, dogs and sticks) are much more exciting that their human. Molson, the lovable lab/collie mix, was an ace at his name, the recall and other the…

Playing FETCH with Ginger, the Golden Retriever

Playing ‘fetch’ is a great form of mental and physical exercise for dogs. Moreover, the game provides an excellent opportunity for you to bond with your dog and teach her to share. While some dogs are instinctively great at the game, many dogs struggle to enjoy it. Well, it is a hard game to follow! Your dog…

Marlow – The food Unmotivated Pup

The first thing you need to know about Wheaten Terriers is they are stubborn. The second thing you need to know is these   dogs will chase anything. This means they are hard to train, but they absolutely need to be trained!! Marlow was no different! At our first session, she barely moved away from the AC…

Henry – Dealings at the Dog Park

“We’ve been watching Henry at the dog park…there are other dogs who play too rough with him. In those cases he spends a lot of time hiding under benches. For the first time yesterday, he snapped aggressively at another small dog who had cornered him multiple times under a bench. Would the best thing to…

Mia Bella – Building patience in food-driven dogs

Mia Bella is highly food motivated. This means she’ll sit, paw, and jump through hoops for food. Of course, this could also mean that she doesn’t do much if there’s no treat in hand. From a trainer’s perspective, being food motivated is great because I know how to get her to do things for me…