Fear and Fear Aggression in Dogs

Timidity, shyness, and outright fear is a common malady in dogs.  It’s not their fault; they either have poor genetics, have been abused, or have been improperly socialized (all human-caused problems). Dogs are commonly scared of men (they are seldom fearful of women), slippery floors, children, other dogs, crates, different ethnic groups, grabbing a collar,… Read more »

Purchasing Older Pups as Working Dogs

This article is not for folks who want/have a pet puppy.  Rather, it is directed towards those wanting a future working dog.  If that’s you, read on and save yourself some money, time, and frustration. Many people short-circuit their working dog goals before they ever get their new pup home.  Why?  They purchased a young… Read more »

K9s are an Integral Part of a Holistic Security Strategy

Security Dogs A professionally trained security dog can be a priceless addition to a security team.  With the canine’s scenting ability, formidable reputation as a defender, his agility, and his willingness to work with mankind, a security dog is a tremendous asset.  Today’s criminals are more prepared, more intelligent, and more malicious than in the… Read more »

Dog Trainers Teach Dogs (and Owners!)

If you are thinking about becoming a dog trainer, or are currently enrolled in dog trainer courses, then you’re already halfway there—yes, we said halfway. Part of being a dog trainer is, of course, working with the dogs and understanding their behaviors. But the other part is working well with the dog owners. Keep in… Read more »

5 Dog Trainer Best Practices

Dog training doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time and effort to ensure that you’re delivering the best training to a dog and their owner. If you’re currently training or are looking to become a dog trainer, there are certain best practices that you should keep in mind in order to find success! Don’t be afraid… Read more »

The Benefits of Successful Obedience Training for a Puppy

Successful dog training starts at the very beginning. Like children, puppies require rules and reinforcement to learn positive and negative behaviors. They need to understand their role in the family and learn the right ways to interact with people and other pups. Starting obedience training at a young age ensures a puppy grows up with… Read more »

How Service Dogs Are Helping Veterans with PTSD

Service dogs provide a host of benefits to their owners. With expert training, they can sense the needs and wants of humans and react accordingly. With a feeling of companionship, that foundational bond is truly at the center of any healthy owner and dog bond. That’s why it’s no surprise that service dogs help veterans… Read more »

The Future of the K9 Unit: Some Police Dogs are Getting Cameras

For years now, a K9 Unit has been an essential tool of any major police or law enforcement department. Properly trained dogs help lead the way, when it comes to finding suspects, detecting explosives, and looking for key pieces of evidence. Which is why they’re often so deeply invested in. Recently, a new trend is… Read more »

The Importance of Puppy Socialization Through Dog Training Classes

When it comes to training dogs, many people assume that obedience training is the most important element. However, something else that is equally important is socializing the puppy. Socializing is vital in creating happy and healthy dogs. Here are just a few reasons why it’s important to be mindful of it during your classes! It… Read more »