Category Archives: Canine Training

The Commandments of Dog Training, Mrs. Alpha Dogs’ Version.

#1, Never train a dog when angry.

I shouldn’t even have to mention this here. It should be a given. It should be right up there with these other, “no-nonsense” rules, but some people still don’t “get it.”

Never hit your dog.
Never leave your dog unattended in a hot car… Continue reading

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RIP Gypsy. How De-Icing our roads, can kill our pets.

RIP Gypsy… You were a beautiful girl, who’s life ended far too soon. Due to indifference and lack of shared knowledge, you paid the ultimate price. I’m hoping this blog post will save dozens of dogs just like you.. Wake-up … Continue reading

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Housebreaking 101

Since many of you brought new fur-monsters home for the holidays, I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite housebreaking tips. The essentials: Your Time & Attention A good quality Dog Crate / Crate Training An Enzyme based … Continue reading

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Flee Fleas,Flee! Tips for helping your dog (and you) survive flea season in the Great Pacific Northwest.

Flea Season has officially arrived and these little bleeper’s are lurking in the tall grass, on trails and in shady spots all over, outside… and they are just waiting to hitch a ride inside your home to find a nice spot to start … Continue reading

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Why Dog Trainers Give Commands in Foreign Languages

I  read an article about why many dog trainers give commands in German even if they don’t actually speak the language. I started thinking and it set me off on a quasi verbal adventure of my own.. here’s my round … Continue reading

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Basic Obedience, why it’s important and how a solid “Sit” can save your dogs’ life!

Everyone wants a dog that will obey, but most people don’t have a clue how to get there. It’s relatively simple, BE CONSISTENT. Don’t change the rules on a daily (or in some cases, an hourly basis.) Dogs are incapable … Continue reading

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