Dangerous Substances Every Pet Owner Should Know About Each year, there are over 100,000 reported cases of pet poisonings across the United States. Although this is an alarming figure, there are many things we can do to protect our four- legged friends from coming into contact with and falling victim to toxic chemicals. In fact, many pets […]
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The secret is to teach dogs that they are safe, and to do that takes a lot work. We start with basic communication skills, that train them to stay in a sit or down position no matter what.
It happened again today… I received a frantic call from a new puppy owner that has grown weary of her dog using the bathroom in the house. This is probably the most frustrating dog training issue for any owner. If you’re reading this, and you’ve experienced this problem, you’re nodding your head right now.
Defecation and urination in the home may be one of the most frustrating and hardest habits to break that a dog can exhibit.
If a dog is scolded when it’s owner returns home after the dog tears through a trash bag, the dog is very likely to act remorsefully the next time the owner comes home and finds trash strewn about the home.
An email from a recent client posed this question: “With endless conflicting advice about dog training on the internet, how am I supposed to know which dog trainers I can trust? What is the best type of dog training?“ When pet owners search the internet for solutions to their dog training problems, they are greeted […]
Some dogs, (and some people!) respond to learning more naturally than others. You know the ones- quick studies, stars of the group class, all the poodles dig them.
“In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn’t merely try to train him to be semi human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog.” ~Edward Hoagland This is a two-part series… please click here to read part one. Sterling Kennels, Inc. was a full service […]
Life sometimes gets away from a person. In fact, it seems to me that the only time I do not feel like the world has me trapped in a blender of work, deadlines and miscellaneous stresses is: a) time spent with my family, b) time spent fly fishing, and c) time spent with dogs. Milan […]
The last time I wrote, I discussed the amazing talent of the canine nose. With such a powerful tool, it is no doubt that dogs are invaluable Search and Rescue workers. What is a Search dog? Simply, a search dog is trained to locate missing people. They perform these tasks in the wilderness, avalanches, disasters, […]
Don’t Choose a New Dog With Just Your Heart or Gut Instinct Taking a new dog into your home is a huge decision, and one that will have consequences (positive or negative) that you will deal with for years to come. So why do people rush into this decision without taking proper precautions? The tests […]
Choosing a dog or puppy is not an easy task, and the consequences of choosing with your heart may affect your life for the next 10+ years. I’ve been getting a lot of calls from clients who are looking for advice on how to pick a puppy or dog for their family. While the tests […]
My daughter has an imaginary friend, as many 5 year olds do. This imaginary friend happens to be a talking dog. They chat about things like mermaids and unicorns and such. Though a bit far-fetched, it got me imagining what a real conversation with a dog might be like. It may go something like this: […]
*IMPORTANT NOTE: This blog post is based on the opinions of the ASPCA with regard to Breed Specific Legislation and does not neccesarily express the views of The Canine Training Center. Content was derived entirely from the ASPCA website. **Now that disclaimers are out of the way, please know that we strongly agree with their opinion. […]
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