How to Change a Dog’s Behavior

A dog can experience an array of emotions and several levels of energy throughout the day, which can sometimes get them into trouble. Here are a few ways that you can help your dog be on their best behavior! Reward the good Your dog needs positive reinforcement when they are on their best behavior because… Read more »

Why “Sit” Matters in Dog Training

Many know of the traditional “sit” command, but not many know why it’s essential for successful dog training.This simple exercise serves as a stable foundation for all obedience training. Why is “sit” so important for dogs to learn? During the training process, dogs are able to make the connection between the “sit” command and being… Read more »

Owning a Challenging Dog Can Make You a Skilled Trainer

Owning a dog is a wonderful experience, but owning a difficult dog can make that experience more challenging. However, if you have found that you’ve conquered those challenges as an owner, then you may have what it takes to become a certified dog trainer. By working with your difficult, but loyal companion at home, you… Read more »

How Technology Could Teach an Old Dog New Ways

People have been using the saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” for years now. It suggests that, by the time a person or pet reaches a certain age, they can’t be taught to change their behaviors and learn new ways to act. But a study that was done in Vienna, Austria recently… Read more »

Service Dogs Lower PTSD Symptoms Among War Veterans

There are many war veterans who are, unfortunately, dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of their service to the country. PTSD is a very serious mental health issue that can make it extremely difficult for those who suffer from it. They can have trouble going about their everyday lives, and in worst-case scenarios,… Read more »

Passive Bites for the Police K9

Your number is called on the radio for backup at the city park.  Upon arrival you meet with a fellow officer and discuss his suspicions. You find a suspect seated with his head in arms on a picnic table.  You notice a bottle of whiskey open and laying on its side, with the contents gone. … Read more »

Dog Trainer Certification Matters

Is it important for dog trainers to be certified?  Yes. Is it important where dog trainers receive their certification?  Yes! Yes! Your graduation certificate is only as good as the institution who gave it.  Therefore, your potential clients want to know that you attended and passed a trainer course from a reputable school.  As one… Read more »

Understand the Difference: Service Animal vs. Companion Animal

If you are a professional dog trainer, it is especially important to understand the difference between service animals and companion animals. If you’re not sure what the difference is, you’re not alone. Although service animals and companion animals serve some similar purposes, they have key differences that distinguish one from the other. What is a… Read more »

Official Proof: Dogs are More Intelligent Compared to Cats

For years, dog and cat owners have argued over which animal is more intelligent, each side making a case for their pet preference. Dog owners have claimed that dogs are smarter because they are able to learn from their owners and demonstrate their intelligence, while cat owners have argued that their independence and their ability… Read more »

Highlighting Dogs with a Great Sense of Smell

Most dogs have a good sense of smell but some breeds in particular have an incredible sense of smell. Specific breeds of dogs are often trained to be “working dogs” because they have an exceptional sense of smell that assists them in the field. Here’s a look at some of the dog breeds that are… Read more »