1. Recognizing Heat Stroke in Dogs

    Summer is a great time to spend outdoors with your furry friends. The fun you can have with a properly trained dog while playing outside is second to none, in our opinion! Summer does present a unique set of risks, however. One that is often overlooked is the risk for heat stroke. Heat stroke can be fatal in dogs, so it is important to learn how to spot the warning signs. Here, we will look at the most important ones to watch out for. Symptoms If your dog is suffering from heat stroke, there are a wide variety of symptoms they may display. On especially hot days, be sure to keep an eye out for…Read More

  2. How to Exercise Your Dog Indoors, Part Two

    In our last blog, we looked at three different ways you can exercise your dog while staying indoors: running the stairs, playing mind games, and using a treadmill. There are many reasons why you may not be able to take your dog outside on a given day, but it is important to do your best to ensure that they still receive exercise on these days. Here, we will look at three more ways to exercise your dog while staying inside. Play hide and seek A great way to stimulate your dog’s mind is by playing hide and seek with them. Have your dog sit and stay, and find somewhere nearby to hide. Start by …Read More

  3. How to Exercise Your Dog Indoors

    Daily exercise is important to keep your dog healthy and happy. They need both physical and mental exercise every day, but sometimes, going outside is not a viable option. It might be too hot to safely play outside, it might be raining, or your might be feeling under the weather. Whatever the reason, it is still essential to do your best to give your dog exercise on these days. Over the course of the next two blogs, we will be looking at several tips to help you exercise your dog indoors. Run the stairs If you have stairs inside your home, exercising your dog inside can be a pretty simple task…Read More

  4. What Makes an Effective Walk, Part Two

    In our last blog, we discussed why it is important to take your furry friends on walks every single day. Consistency is extremely important for any type of dog training activity, and your walk should be an opportunity to do some training. In this installment, we will look at some tips for going on effective (and fun!) dog walks. Be the leader It is important for your dog to respect your leadership. This starts even before you step out the front door on your first walk. A common mistake many dog owners make is to let their dog burst out of the door ahead of them. This sets your whole walk up fo…Read More

  5. What Makes an Effective Walk, Part One

    If you have a dog, one of your essential responsibilities should be a daily walk. Including a daily walk as part of your training game plan is something we, your Greenville dog training experts, highly recommend. In this two-part installment, we will be going over both the benefits gained from an effective walk, as well as tips for how to properly walk your dog. Physical exercise This is probably the most obvious benefit of walking your dog. A good, long walk can be beneficial for you as well. Dogs require daily exercise, and a walk is a great way for them to get it. Mental exercise Dogs don Read More

  6. Understanding Signs of Aggression

    Aggression in dogs is something that is much more common than we’d like, unfortunately. The main reason that a dog’s aggression is allowed to escalate is that many pet owners simply do not recognize the signs that a serious issue is brewing under the surface of what might seem like normal behavior to the untrained eye. If you see any of the signs listed below, you should contact your Greenville dog training expert to get your dog enrolled in one of our dog aggression rehab classes. Here are some signs to be cognizant of: Growling and snarling You need to learn to recognize when the noises …Read More

  7. Four Tips For Helping Your Dog With Separation Anxiety, Part Two

    Last time, we touched on two great methods to begin getting your dog’s separation anxiety under control: getting your dog started with obedience training early in life, and staying calm as you leave the home. In this installment, we will look at two more things to keep in mind as you tackle this issue with your furry friend: Exercise Before leaving the house, it is important that your dog is well-exercised, both physically and mentally. Be sure to spend the necessary time each day to do some physical exercise, such as playing in the yard, going on a walk or run, or agility training. It is al…Read More

  8. Four Tips For Helping Your Dog With Separation Anxiety, Part One

    Separation anxiety is one of the most common problems that many dog owners experience. This can manifest itself in many different ways, and none of them are desirable! Luckily, this is something that you can (and should) address. With the proper training and hard work, your dog can overcome their separation anxiety over time. In this two-part blog series, we will be looking at four tips for helping your dog deal with their separation anxiety. Here are the first two: Start training early Puppy classes help to set a solid foundation for the rest of your dog’s life. If you get your dog as a pup…Read More

  9. 5 Reasons to Adopt a Rescue Dog

    Bringing a new dog into your family is an exciting time, both for you and your new dog. While it can be tempting to buy a dog from a dog breeder or a pet store, rescuing a dog from a shelter is something that we strongly advocate for. In fact, one of our most popular dog training programs in Greenville is our Rescue Rehab program. Rescuing a dog is great for many reasons, which we will look at in this blog. You are saving a life For many, knowing that you are saving a life is the most important reason to rescue a dog instead of buying one. Millions of dogs are put down each year because shelt…Read More

  10. What Not To Do When Dog Training

    Just like your parents told you, there’s a right way and a wrong way to do something. The vast majority of folks with a canine family member want to do dog obedience. But there’s a common set of mistakes that, if you keep an eye out for them, can be avoided. First, remember that your dog is not a furry child. Sure, we all love them, but dogs perceive the world and process information in a totally different way than humans. The average adult dog has a cognitive level similar to a human 2 year old. But that’s where the similarity ends. Dogs are great at processing language, but they don’…Read More