Understand Your Leadership Style for your Dog

I was in Weston last week at a Home Dog Training Session with a new client and his Dutch Shepherd named Drachen.  The Shepherd was having a hard time focusing and respecting my clients.  Although headstrong, Dutch Shepherds are easy to teach once you get their attention.  We got Drachen’s attention and he quickly understood that he had to pay attention to my clients.  During the session, my client asked if I could give him some insight as...

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Keep Your Dog Safe this Halloween

I was in Wilton Manors last week at a Home Dog Training Session with a new client and his Toy Poodle named Margaret.  The toy poodle had a problem walking on a leash and running out the front door when my client had guests over.  After just two hours, those issues were solved and we had moved on to come simple obedience issues such as sit and come.  As we were finishing up, he asked me about Halloween.  This would be the first Halloween he...

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Understanding How to Show Affection to Your Dog

Last Thursday I was with a new Home Dog Training client and his puppy Cane Corso, Missie, in Fort Lauderdale.  Being such a big dog, he wanted to make sure he was doing everything right from the start.  Luckily, Missie is a calm and respectful puppy and my client quickly understood his role of resolute leader and provider.  He was quickly able to maintain Missie’s focus and respect and could easily guide her to calm and correct decisions. ...

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Prepare for the Loss of a Dog

Last week I was at a new Home Dog Training client in Parkland to help him with his Golden Retriever named Dakota.  All Dakota needed was a little direction to understand that she needed to give my client respect and focus.  All my client needed was a clear understanding of how to communicate his wishes with Dakota.  As we were finishing up for the day, my client mentioned that he had another Golden Retriever that was thirteen years old and...

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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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