Posts Tagged ‘training’

Puppy Nipping: A Plan to Stop It March 6, 2014 Comments Off

Puppy nipping is one of the most frustrating behaviors that new owners report. It hurts! But you’ll see a big reduction in puppy nipping in a short period just by getting some human cooperation. Let’s start by examining why your puppy is putting his mouth on things. I don’t like to spend a ton of […]

Canine Good Citizen Dog Training Class – Advanced Training in Holbrook, MA February 19, 2014 Comments Off

We just added a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Preparation dog training class to our schedule in Holbrook, MA! If you want to improve your dog’s manners and obedience beyond what they learned in puppy class or Basic Dog Manners, this is the right class for you! The Canine Good Citizen test is a 10-part examination created […]

Dog and Puppy Training Classes in Holbrook, MA January 6, 2014 Comments Off

Want your dog to learn something new this year? Our free dog training orientation class in Holbrook, MA is just for dog owners who want to know more about training dogs. About Our Dog Training Classes in Holbrook Meet our instructors, learn about our methods, and find out how our training program will improve your […]

Dog Training Record Keeping with the Staples Arc Notebook September 25, 2013 3 Comments

I’m always excited to write product reviews for items that work for me and my dogs. Two months ago while shopping for office supplies at Staples, I stumbled across the Arc notebook system. As soon as I saw it in stores, I knew this would be the solution to my dog training record keeping conundrum. […]

Finch Goes to the Agility Trial September 19, 2013 Comments Off

Finch has progressed by leaps and bounds. His reactivity toward people is almost non-existent at this point. Unless they have a strange object or do something very threatening, they won’t scare Finch. Recent “tests” in my neighborhood have included multiple kids riding one bicycle at the same time, joggers carrying umbrellas, and a sight-impaired man […]

How Can I Prevent My Puppy From Becoming Fearful of Thunderstorms? June 29, 2013 Comments Off

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Ain’t that the truth! Owners who have lived with or known a dog that was terrified of fireworks or thunderstorms often as if there is any way to help make sure their new puppy doesn’t suffer the same fate. If you have a new puppy or […]

Help! My Dog is Afraid of Fireworks or Thunderstorms June 24, 2013 Comments Off

Summer is upon us, and the 4th of July is less than two weeks away. Most dogs adore what summer brings: romping in the backyard after work, going for a swim, barbecue leftovers, vacation time with you – but for a select few, the fun is tempered by the scary sounds of fireworks and thunder […]

What Makes a Good Foundation Agility Class? June 10, 2013 Comments Off

In my earlier post about Puppies in Agility Classes, I laid out an informal definition of a foundation agility class. To elaborate on that, here’s what I think a good foundation agility class should encompass: A good foundation agility program should grow the dog and handler’s teamwork and communication first. Only then should the team […]

Puppies in Agility Classes June 4, 2013 1 Comment

Later this week, I’ll be launching my new dog agility training program with an Open House event that is open to all. I’m incredibly excited about this new endeavor and can’t wait to start teaching classes next week! I have been fielding a lot of questions about agility classes, particularly since I am offering a […]

ClickerExpo 2013 Recap March 28, 2013 Comments Off

I am dreadfully behind in blogging! March was a very exciting month and I’m eager to share the highlights with all of you. Strata and I attended ClickerExpo 2013 in Stamford, CT. This was my third ClickerExpo and every year it just gets better and better. It is such a positive experience – three hundred […]