Never Use an Extension Leash to Walk Your Dog, Never

I was at a new Home Dog Training client in Plantation for his first lesson with their family and their great, German Shepherd, Alex.  Alex was a very smart and mostly good dog.  He was just a little headstrong.  The family was, unknowingly, giving into Alex’s wishes and were not gaining the proper leadership position.  After a few hours, Alex was completely on board with the family being the boss and his role as a “family member”. ...

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Have a Great Bike Ride

I was over Sunny Isles last week working with a new Home Dog Training client and her Visula named Twain. The big, “A priority” problem we initially tackled was Twain’s jumping problem and his consistent habit of running out the front door.  We solved those issues pretty quickly. As I was finishing up the lesson and planning what we would to at the next lesson, my client said that she had a “dog problem” of her own.  She loved to...

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Prepare Your Dog for a Summer Vacation Plane Flight

I was at my first Home Dog Training session with a new client and his Yorkie named Mork in Victoria Park.  In most respects, Mork was a pretty good dog.  He knew his commands, didn’t steal food, walked on the leash well for my client, and was a generally well behaved member of the family.  Because he was a rescue and had been from home to home to home; he had some separation anxiety issues.  I explained to my client that separation anxiety...

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Words Are Not Important in Training Your Dog

I was in Dania Beach last week at a new Home Dog Training client working with the entire family and their Olde English Bulldog, Margaret.  I just love Olde English Bulldogs because of their personality and looks.  Well, Margaret was a handful and the family was having a hard time directing and controlling her.  The most important point that I focused on during our first training was communication and focus.  Margaret responded immediately...

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Believe it or Not, You Are Your Dog’s Best Dog Trainer

I was in Margate yesterday with a current Home Dog Training client and his rambunctious Goldendoodle named Brodie.  Like many Goldendoodles, Brodie was a little animated and loved to jump on people.  At our first session, we had trained everyone what to do to stop her from jumping and actions they should do to discourage it in the first place.  The problem was not with Brodie, but with my clients two sons; nine years old and seven years...

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