What to do if your dog gets attacked

By |2021-01-18T05:42:25+00:00April 25th, 2020|aggressive dogs, boise dog training, Chattanooga Dog Training, Dog, dog attack, dog attacks, dog fight, dog training, Dogs, Puppy, Spokane Dog Training|

One of our clients' dogs just got attacked by a loose dog in the neighborhood while they were out for a bike ride. The dog was 90+ pounds and the attack lasted several minutes. This is such a scary situation, and it's one you hope never happens to you, but it does happen. Fortunately, her dog has a great foundation from [...]

Frequently Asked Questions: Board & Train

By |2021-01-18T05:53:53+00:00April 22nd, 2020|Boise board and train, boise dog training, Chattanooga board and train, Chattanooga Dog Training, dog training, Spokane board and train, Spokane Dog Training|

We get a lot of questions about our board & train program. We love that owners care enough to ask questions and get information! There are a lot of trainers who do a terrible job with board & train. We've heard horror stories! Finding a quality trainer who uses true balanced methods and will take good care of your dog in [...]

How to Find a Good Dog Trainer

By |2020-12-12T05:33:34+00:00June 19th, 2019|dog trainer schools, dog trainers near me, dog training, hiring a dog trainer, how to choose a dog trainer, how to pick a dog trainer, selecting a dog trainer, Spokane Dog Training|

Finding a good dog trainer isn't easy. There is no overarching certification organization for dog training as a career, so just anyone can go print cards and be in business, which means dog trainers are a dime a dozen. The problem is that no training is actually better than bad training. Serious damage can be done by bad training. It's a [...]

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 [...]