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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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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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Dog Adoption Versus Buy Your Dog at the Pet Store

Posted by on November 25, 2016 12:11 pm in Training Tips | Comments Off on Dog Adoption Versus Buy Your Dog at the Pet Store

I was in Weston last week working with a new Home Dog Training client and his Yorkie named Suzie.  Suzie had some bad habits like running out the door whenever anyone opened the front door, jumping on the furniture, and stealing stuff like food and fuzzy slippers.  We let Suzie know that she needed to obey and respect my client and not do these things.  She quickly understood and the issues were resolved.  As we were finishing up, a neighbor stopped by to borrow some yard tools.  Seeing that I was a dog trainer, he had a question.  They...

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What to Do When Your Dog is “Too Friendly”

Posted by on November 17, 2016 4:56 pm in Training Tips | Comments Off on What to Do When Your Dog is “Too Friendly”

I was at a revisit training for a South Florida Dog Training client in Wilton Manors that I hadn’t seen for probably six or seven months.  When I first trained him and his Old English Sheepdog, Shiloh; the issues were mainly puppy behavior and pottying.  Everything went great and after two visits; he was very happy.  Shiloh was doing everything he wanted so he hadn’t called me back.  Now, many months later, Shiloh is no longer a puppy and he had become lax in some of the training and behavior routines.  I told my client not to worry...

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Are You Ready for a Dog?

Posted by on November 7, 2016 1:20 pm in Training Tips | Comments Off on Are You Ready for a Dog?

Last Wednesday I was in Fort Lauderdale working with a new Home Dog Training client and his Airdale named Duchess.  The biggest problems that we needed to overcome were Duthess’ constant jumping and pulling on the leash.  These are both actions caused by improper respect and focus.  After a few, short hours, Duchess was no longer jumping and she was long on her way of having a calm and focused walk with her owner.  My client was very excited with the results and we began to discuss what we were going to do at our next lesson.  At that...

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Socialize Your Dog for the Plane Flight

Posted by on November 1, 2016 9:26 am in Training Tips | Comments Off on Socialize Your Dog for the Plane Flight

I was in Parkland over the weekend for the first lesson of a new Home Dog Training client Margaret, his 2-year-old Havanese.  We were working on standard obedience commands as well as some needed improvement in her willingness to pay attention to my client.  Margaret was doing very well and she was giving my client full attention as we were finishing up our session.  My client was very pleased with the initial progress, but had one more question.  He told me that He and his wife, as well as Margaret, were going to Los Angeles over...

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