When a dog growls at you, it is instinctual to bristle, freeze, or even lash out verbally and physically to punish the dog for threatening you. It depends on your level of comfort and/or trust with the dog as to what you do. If it is a dog you know well, you may feel safe … More Growling: “Are you talkin’ to ME??”
Puppy Socialization We just got a new puppy and I’m so excited to take her outside! But my Vet told me to keep the puppy inside until it has its rabies shot. I’m so bummed. Do I really have to wait 6 weeks before I can let my puppy explore the outdoors?? This is, unfortunately, … More Ask the Trainer!
This Interview with Bo Obama’s trainer was great. I found myself nodding in agreement with most of her statements. It’s worth a read, and it can also give you a good idea of my methodologies. I was impressed by how her answers were so similar to what I would have said. Â “I donâ€™t like to … More Presidential dog trainer
Thanks for your patience over the past weeks as I took the time to figure out life with 3 kids. I’m excited to return to the world of active dog training. I look forward to your calls, emails and most of all, to meeting you, your dog, and helping to make both of your lives … More I’m back in action!
Thank you for visiting my website and your interest in Side by Side Dog Training. At the moment, we are not taking new clients because of the arrival of our new baby. Please check with me after the end of September. Thank you!!
Stuck inside on a hot, sweltering day? Try some trick training as a great way to burn off some of your dog’s energy and have a lot of fun along the way! Here is a short video example of some (more) things you can train your dog to do. Hope you enjoy watching it as … More Even More Tricks
Housebreaking is probably the number one complaint I hear from clients. The good news is that housebreaking is very simple. The bad news is that it can be time consuming in the beginning stages. Here is housebreaking boiled down to the two main things to remember: 1. Prevent the mistakes 2. Reward your dog generously … More Is your dog peeing in the house?