Recommended Service Dog Breeders (Spokane, Boise and Chattanooga)

By |2021-04-25T18:09:35+00:00April 24th, 2021|Puppies, Recommended Breeders, Service Dogs, Uncategorized|

Are you looking for a reputable breeder to get a service dog puppy prospect from? Here is our list of recommended breeders. Each breeder does breed-specific health testing and pays close attention to conformation, temperament and working abilities. We have worked with puppies/dogs from most of these breeding programs. Many of them are now therapy and service dogs. Of course, which [...]

Recommended Reading

By |2019-12-12T20:19:11+00:00April 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

I get asked a lot about dog training books. Here's a list of books I recommend and books I do not recommend. I'll be adding to this list periodically. If you find a book you love, feel free to send me the title so I can check it out and maybe add it to this list. For anyone interested in becoming [...]

Clickers and Prong Collars

By |2019-05-23T01:09:53+00:00October 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Retail delivery! This photo cracks me up because it's the epitome of balanced training. As a balanced trainer, I am not limited by a predefined set of rules dictating what I can and cannot use to help train a dog. Everything is in my arsenal, and it's up to my knowledge, judgment and experience to determine what is best to use [...]

FAQ About Becoming A Dog Trainer (part 2)

By |2020-12-01T22:37:57+00:00August 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

This is part two. To read part one, click here. Dog training is an open career field with no prerequisites. There is no overarching organization that requires you to be certified to train. You can go print business cards right now claiming to be a dog trainer, and you'll be one. I recommend getting certified. The knowledge and experience you'll gain, [...]

FAQ About Becoming A Dog Trainer (part 1)

By |2019-05-23T01:14:17+00:00August 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Hey guys! 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. That's a significant increase! As dogs become more [...]