Puppy Training Expectations: what’s realistic and what’s not

By |2021-02-15T05:56:20+00:00January 21st, 2021|Puppies, Training Tips|

 One of my favorite programs is also one of the most thankless services we offer. That is, the Puppy Head Start Board and Train. Puppy training in general is fine. People really enjoy bringing their puppies in for lessons and drop-in puppy classes. They tend to accept responsibility for their puppy’s behavior and understand that a big part of their puppy’s [...]

What is puppy socialization?

By |2020-12-12T05:00:43+00:00March 8th, 2020|boise dog training, German Shepherd puppy, Puppies, Puppy, Puppy Training, what is puppy socialization|

Puppy Socialization is intentional and positive exposure to people, places, sights, sounds, surfaces and animals. Bringing a new puppy into your home is a fun and exciting time for many families. These bouncing bundles of joy bring with them lots of laughs and love, but it is important that new puppy adopters understand the responsibility they have assumed. Puppies require hard [...]

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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