Dog Training Starts with The Family (And Not the Dog)

We were recently at a Home Dog Training session with new clients in Southwest Ranches and their Catahoula named Lurch.  We were called in to help because our client told us that their dog was just really crazy and never listened to a single thing they said.  They had taken him to one of those special dog “boot camps” and he was there for three weeks.  The boot camp trainers had told them that Lurch was a great dog, listened to them, and...

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Keep Your Dog Safe for the Elevator Ride

We were at a Home Dog Training session with some clients and their Border Collie named Sagebrush in Bal Harbour on Friday afternoon.  They had arrived here early for the season from their farm in upstate New York.  They had leased a great condo in a high rise on the beach with beautiful views and great amenities.  This was all great for them, but there was one, big problem. Sagebrush, their dog, was frightened to go in the elevator if there...

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How to Train Your Dog When Your Family is Crazy

  We were at a Home Dog Training revisit session with a family and their Australian Shepherd in Boynton Beach last week.  Their dog that was fine when we had left at the end of the first session and we were returning because the family said he had reverted to his old ways.  The first time we were there, only the parents were available for the training. This time, the entire family was there We observed that the family dynamics was...

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Prepare Your Dog for Back to School Time

I was in Deerfield Beach last Wednesday with a new Home Dog Training client and his Morkie named Mischief.  Mischief really wasn’t that mischievous and we corrected his issues of focus, barking, and stealing very quickly.  As I was finishing up the session and writing some training notes for my client, he had one more question.  He reminded me that school was starting in about a week or two and their kids were no longer going to always be...

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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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