Can Any Dog Be a Service Dog?

Service dogs serve a unique role in society. The Americans with Disabilities Act defines a service dog as one specifically trained to perform tasks for a disabled individual who otherwise would have trouble completing those tasks. Service dogs work closely with individuals who may be deaf, diabetic, in need of psychiatric assistance, visual guides, seizure… Read more »

How to Take The Correct Steps to Socialize an Aggressive Dog

If your dog is on the aggressive side, you’re probably a little apprehensive about bringing him/her around other dogs. Even daily walks can be intimidating because if your dog misbehaves with another dog in passing, it could lead to serious consequences. Rather than fearing for your dogs and other dog’s safety, let’s first learn why… Read more »

4 Facts About Scent Detection Dogs

A dog’s sense of smell is like no other. Dogs are widely used for scent detection work around the globe because they are reliable, versatile and cost efficient. Scent detection dogs are used in a variety of different industries and dogs trained to detect explosives are now the largest group of working scent-detection dogs in… Read more »

4 Common Myths About Dog Training

The relationship that you have with your dog is truly like no other. One of the best ways to build a strong and trustworthy relationship is through training. When people think of dog training, they tend to think that it’s all about treats and commands, but there’s actually a lot more that goes into it. … Read more »

Three Prerequisites to consider about Becoming a Dog Trainer.

Good dog trainers don’t just put treats in a bag, walk over to the dog and the dog miraculously does what the trainer desires.  It takes more than that. Here are a few thoughts (outside the box) to consider.  If you want to become a dog trainer, read on! Let’s look at three prerequisites to… Read more »

Heightened Proficiency among Police Dog teams

In light of today’s chaotic society – with unchecked riots, homicides, anti-police racket, defunding – one thing is becoming crystal clear.  The pressure is on for law enforcement to fine-tune their operational procedure and the training behind it.  No matter which side of the police argument you find yourself, all eyes are on law enforcement… Read more »

Service Dog Gear: The Equipment and Supplies You Need for Training

Service dogs help individuals with disabilities perform their day to day activities. Their tasks include those that provide physical, psychiatric, sensory, or intellectual assistance to those who need it. If you are working closely with a service dog, here are some of the equipment pieces that are recommended to use to help with training. Add… Read more »

What Courses Should You Take If You Want to Become a Dog Trainer?

If you enjoy helping animals and working closely with others, you should consider dog training as a career! However, not just anyone can become a professional dog trainer. There are collegiate-level courses you can take to become a professional dog trainer. While maintaining a forward-thinking approach, classes can teach world-class methods that are effective, humane,… Read more »

Steps to Becoming a Dog Trainer

If you enjoy teaching and working closely with others, a career in Professional Dog Training may be the perfect career for you. The craft of dog training isn’t nearly as simple as it sounds. You must have an understanding of the different types of dog training, as well as be able to be an effective… Read more »

COVID-19 and Dogs

In the midst of the coronavirus hysteria, the question has been asked thousands of times…can my dog get COVID-19?  The quick answer is, at this present time there is no evidence that dogs can be infected with the virus.  Furthermore, at the time of this writing, there have been no cases of COVID-19 in dogs… Read more »