If Your Dog is Afraid, He Can Not Learn

I was in Coral Springs last Wednesday at a new Home Dog Training client and his Weimaraner named Sergeant.  Sergeant was a big and beautiful dog.  Although Weimeraners are often associated with hunting, going after wild animals, guns, etc., Sergeant was somewhat of a big baby.  Loud noises actually would make him run inside and hide behind the sofa.  The reason that I was called out was because Sergeant never would listen to my client and...

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When You Own a “Big and Scary” Dog

I was in Coconut Creek last Friday working with a new Home Dog Training client and his Blue Nose Pit Bull, Gretchen.  Gretchen was a great dog. But was very excitable.  This caused her to jump on people and she had difficulty giving the appropriate focus and respect to my client.  After a few, short hours, Gretchen understood “the rules” and was on her way to being a great dog.  As we were finishing up, my client asked me why I wasn’t...

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Is It a Good Idea to Get a Second Dog?

Last Friday I was in Tamarac with a new Home Dog Training client and his Boxer named Rosebud.  Rosebud was just a puppy, so we spent most of our first lesson working on potty training, nipping, manners, and socialization.  She was very smart and was making very good progress.  My client also understood what he needed to accomplish in order to be Rosebud’s caregiver and leader.  He was on a long way to building that all important...

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When You Don’t Have Time for Your Dog

Last week we received a call from a prospective client in Miami Beach who was having separation anxiety issues with Jack, her Jack Russel. The family had just brought Jack home from a rescue group about a week ago and he was barking all night long in his crate.  He could never leave a family member’s side as they would leave a room and had a very nervous bladder.  She had contacted us because she needed to do something quickly. On face...

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Why Your Dog Isn’t Listening When You Talk

I was in Boca Raton last Monday with a new Home Dog Training client and his Chow Chow named Lady.  My client called us out to help train Lady because she thought Lady didn’t want to obey her or listen to her.  Lady would jump on my client and the more she tried to get Lady to stop, the more Lady persisted.  The same was true with pulling on the leash, stealing food from the counter, getting on the furniture, not coming; and the list goes on...

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Easily Control Your Dog When He Goes Nuts with Sounds or Guests

I was in Parkland last Friday working with a new Home Dog Training client and his Cocker Spaniel named Freddie.  I always ask my clients to come up with a list of “A Priorities” for us to work on first.  I normally ask them to fill in the blank “My dog bugs me because …” and that becomes our initial To-Do List.  My client had come up with a list of jumping, stealing, and digging holes.  Well, we got those issues well on the way to...

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