1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Stopping Your Dog From Jumping

    If you’re a pet guardian, you know it’s critical to teach your dog good manners. A dog with bad manners is annoying, embarrassing, and can create a feeling of unease. When it comes to dog obedience, one of the first things responsible guardians teach their dogs is not to jump on visitors. But why does it happen, and how do you stop it? First, it’s natural for dogs to jump up on people when they say hello. When dogs greet each other, they like to sniff their faces. They like to do the same thing with us, but since we’re taller, they feel that they need to jump up. The key to changing t…Read More

  5. The Benefits Of Puppy Preschool

    The aim of a good puppy preschool program and dog training in Greenville is to encourage your puppy to become a well-socialized, relaxed member of your family and to provide you with all the information required to raise a happy, healthy dog. The critical learning and socialization period for puppies is approximately 4 to 17 weeks of age, due to the plasticity of your dog’s brain (i.e. learning ability). Puppy preschool is designed for puppies 8-17 weeks of age. The only pre-requisite to successfully enroll is that all puppies must have had their first vaccination in order to attend. Studies…Read More

  6. Expecting A Baby In The New Year? Prep Your Dog!

    For many couples, a dog is their first “baby.” Your canine will still be a cherished part of the clan when your new addition arrives on the scene, but your routines will shift, and be that can be confusing for your furry friend. Like babies, dogs thrive on predictability, and a newborn dramatically changes not only your life but your dog’s as well. Soon they will have to share your attention with a demanding infant, and they won’t understand why the long walks are getting shorter. Don’t wait until the baby is home to help your pup adjust. When your find out you are expecting If your …Read More

  7. The Benefits Of Professional Dog Training

    Professional dog training in Greenville offers numerous benefits to the dog and owner. When a pet is properly trained, it shows that the dog is an important part of the family and that good behavior is expected and rewarded positively. Professional Dog Training Saves Lives The most important benefit of training for the dog is that it may save its life. The top reason for dogs to be abandoned or dropped off at a shelter is behavioral problems that become too overwhelming for an owner. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the national statistics for compani…Read More