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Welcome to our Blog.  Home Dog Training of South Florida has designed this site to provide our friends and neighbors in South Florida with valuable training and safety information for their dogs.  We hope you find the information contained here helpful and informative.  As you are aware, our goal is maintaining the safety and well being of your dog.

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Easily Have Your Dog Go in His Crate

Posted by on March 21, 2017 7:06 pm in Training Tips | Comments Off on Easily Have Your Dog Go in His Crate

I was in Miami Gardens last Thursday with a new Home Dog Training client and his Collie, Sophie.  (I got my first doggie when I was five and she was a Collie too!)  Sophie’s biggest problem was jumping and nipping.  These issues are normally caused when the dog thinks they should be in charged and need to escalate their communication process to “explain” that to their masters.  Well, we took care of the jumping and nipping pretty quickly by adjusting Sophie’s focus and understanding of her appropriate role in their family.  My...

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Seat Your Dog Properly to Have a Calm Car Ride

Posted by on March 10, 2017 12:52 pm in Training Tips | Comments Off on Seat Your Dog Properly to Have a Calm Car Ride

I was in Sunrise last Monday with a new Home Dog Training client and their Toy Poodle named Toby.  Toby was five months old and full of energy.  Their biggest problem was trying to get Toby’s attention when he was doing “bad things” and how to direct him to the “good things”.  We discussed the simplicity of canine rules and communication and how they were telling Toby the “wrong thing to do”.  They caught on very quickly and were amazed at how good Toby was responding to them at the end of the session.  As we were finishing...

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Make Sure It is Your Idea when Training Your Dog

Posted by on February 25, 2017 10:20 pm in Training Tips | Comments Off on Make Sure It is Your Idea when Training Your Dog

I was in Lighthouse Point last week with a new Home Dog Training client and his Rottweiler named Petunia.  Like most Rottweilers, Petunia was just a big, clumsy lover.  The two issues that my client needed addressed quickly were jumping and listening.  We were able to handle these problems pretty quickly through the behavioral training methods we regularly employ.  Petunia was a well behaved doggie by the end of the session and my client was excited to have a great dog once again.  During the session, I observed a classic mistake that my...

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Train Your Dog Not to Run Out Front Door

Posted by on February 14, 2017 9:47 pm in Training Tips | Comments Off on Train Your Dog Not to Run Out Front Door

I was in Hallandale on Saturday working with a new Home Dog Training client and his Brittany Spaniel named Mary.  Mary is a very active dog and one of the main problems we worked on was making sure she would give focus and respect to my client.  This is key in relationship building and very important to the teaching and guiding process.  Mary was great and responded very quickly to my client’s directions and commands.  We worked on several behavioral issues such as jumping, barking, and nipping.  We also addressed some of the standard...

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Keeping Your Dog Off the Furniture – What He Can Understand

Posted by on February 6, 2017 12:39 pm in Training Tips | Comments Off on Keeping Your Dog Off the Furniture – What He Can Understand

I was at a new Home Dog Training client in Plantation on Saturday night working with him and his new Jack Russel puppy named Coco.  Coco was only ten weeks old and his major issue was potty training.  Luckily, Coco loved to go outside and also had no problem in going into his crate.  My client also worked from home most of the week so that he had no problem in working on the potty training on a continual basis.  I set them up on a program and got a call from my client this morning telling me that things are going great and Coco is almost...

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Potty Training Your Dog – A Really Great Tip

Posted by on January 24, 2017 4:34 pm in Training Tips | Comments Off on Potty Training Your Dog – A Really Great Tip

I was at a follow-up Home Dog Training session in Davie with a client and his puppy Fox Terrier named Delilah.  Delilah was sixteen weeks old and things were progressing rather well.  We had resolved some separation anxiety issues as well as building a strong and healthy bond between her and the family.  Her standard obedience commands were progressing well and she could come to my client from across the family room with very little direction.  One of her main issues focused on potty training, as with all puppies.  Our initial...

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Giving Your Dog Treats: When and Why

Posted by on January 15, 2017 10:59 am in Training Tips | Comments Off on Giving Your Dog Treats: When and Why

We were in Aventura last week working with a Home Dog Training client and his Greyhound named Willie.  The initial dog training issues we were called out to address were jumping, excessive barking, counter surfing, and running out the front door.  This was our third visit and all of these issues had been resolved.  Our client was really excited about the results so we started to work on some of Willie’s secondary issues such as leash pulling and digging in the back yard.  We had a great session and our client looked forward to the next...

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The Importance of Socialization for a Well Behaved Puppy

Posted by on January 3, 2017 4:38 pm in Training Tips | Comments Off on The Importance of Socialization for a Well Behaved Puppy

I was in Cooper City last Thursday with a new Home Dog Training client and his Labradoodle named Wally.  Wally was twelve weeks old and just beginning feel his oats.  Our initial session went very well and my client quickly understood that once he took over the “mommy” role in providing safety and securing a strong and lasting bond with Wally, life would be great for everyone.  He was excited and eager to work on the exercises we practiced and guidelines we implemented.  I told him that this was all great, but he had one more very...

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So You Want a German Shephard

Posted by on December 25, 2016 12:04 pm in Training Tips | Comments Off on So You Want a German Shephard

Last week I was at a new Home Dog Training client in Hollywood working with him and his German Shepherd, Shultzie.  The training went very well and Shultzie quickly understood that he needed to pay attention and respect my client.  Shultzie’s issues of running out the front door, jumping on guests, and counter surfing quickly disappeared.  My client was thrilled with the results and we agreed that our next session would focus on outdoor leash etiquette and appropriate redirection on command.  As we were finishing up, he mentioned...

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Dog Training is About Training the Dog Owner

Posted by on December 11, 2016 12:01 pm in Training Tips | Comments Off on Dog Training is About Training the Dog Owner

I was in Miramar yesterday with a new Home Dog Training client and his Coonhound, Katie.  Like most Coonhounds, Katie was extremely friendly towards everyone and everything.  Displaying another trait of the breed, she was very high energy.  These factors led to the inappropriate actions she displayed.  She loved to jump on everyone, run to the front door to greet new people, overpower other dogs on walks, always requiring my client’s constant attention, nipped when she wasn’t getting her way, and loved to steal just about anything. ...

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