How to Become a Dog Trainer

By |2019-06-04T17:56:08+00:00June 4th, 2019|Chattanooga Dog Training, dog trainer schools, dog training, Dogs, Pet Training, Spokane Dog Training|

Dog training is a fast-growing career field, and for good reason. More than ever, pets are becoming kids for people, and as Earth’s population grows, there are more dogs than ever. In 2012, 36.5% of US households owned a dog totaling 69,920,000 dogs. By 2015, those numbers jumped to 44% and 78,000,000. There is a huge need for good, experienced dog [...]

Rehabbing Reactive Dogs

By |2019-06-18T04:37:46+00:00December 1st, 2018|dog training, Dogs, Pet Training, Puppy, Spokane Dog Training|

When I work with dog reactive dogs, I use a simple 4 step process. Each step takes approximately one week of Board & Train or 1-3 lessons, depending on the owner and the individual dog's behavior history, age and temperament. Step 1 is foundation training to establish a working relationship with the dog, to build confidence and to teach basic skills [...]

8 Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe This Fourth of July

By |2019-05-23T00:54:04+00:00July 1st, 2018|Dog, dog breeders, dog training, Dogs, Pet Training, Puppies, Puppy, Puppy Training, Spokane Dog Training|

The Fourth of July is supposed to be a time of celebration, but it can quickly become a stressful experience if your pet goes missing. July 4th and 5th are the two busiest days of the year for shelters across the country. Not all dogs find their way back to their owners again. Don't let your dog become a statistic: Play [...]

Training a dog that’s not food motivated

By |2019-05-23T01:07:00+00:00June 1st, 2018|Chattanooga Dog Training, Dog, dog training, Dogs, Pet Training, Puppies, Puppy, Puppy Training, Spokane Dog Training|

Hey guys! One of the questions we get asked a lot is "How do we train dogs that aren’t food motivated?" Dogs who are fed on a regular schedule or who have 24/7 access to food in a bowl tend to be unwilling to work for food. They're thinking, "Why work for something I get for free?" But just because a [...]

Marker Training: The Fundamentals of Good Communication!

By |2020-11-13T23:58:18+00:00May 1st, 2018|Dog, dog breeders, dog training, Dogs, Marker Training, Pet Training, Puppies, Puppy, Puppy Training|

Marker training uses words or sounds to communicate or signal to the dog that he is doing something correctly or incorrectly. The words or sounds mark a specific moment in time when the dog performs an action or behavior. It’s feedback for the dog in its simplest form. Verbal marker words clear up and improve communication in training and streamline the [...]

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