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Classes for the Canine Good Citizen Test

Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Preparation Course The Gold Standard Beyond the immediate benefits of harmonious living, Canine Good Citizen training opens the door for your dog to participate in more advanced training—including dog sports and even performance and competition events. An AKC Canine Good Citizen certification is also a prerequisite for many therapy dog programs. This Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Preparation … Read More

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How Often do I train?

Training Schedule I get asked often, “how often should I train?” This question always makes me happy – these questions are asked by owners are typically ready to get started on their training journey and want to have the best training structure possible for their dog. Think short sessions 5-10 minutes twice a day for six-weeks. End your session on … Read More

What’s The First Step in Training?

The first step in changing your dog’s behavior. Management A dog training plan has immediate solutions that will prevent the rehearsal of the “unwanted behavior.” This goal is a critical part of the training plan that clients should follow after their first private lesson. We will always make the safety and emotional well-being of everyone involved at the heart of this plan. The “unwanted … Read More

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How do I make my puppy happy?

How Do I Raise a Happy & Well-behaved Puppy? Socialization, enrichment, and positive reinforcement puppy training are the secret formula to raising a happy and well-behaved puppy. “Puppy socialization” is a term thrown around a lot with dog owners and pet parents, but what does it actually mean from a dog training perspective? Did you know? This is the most … Read More

Shelly Haines with Faculty from The Victoria Stilwell Academy - Dog Trainer School

Your trainer’s rigorous training and education

Shelly Haines is a graduate of the prestigious Victoria Stilwell Academy for Dog Training & Behavior as an online student and has been granted official status as a VSA-Certified Dog Trainer Online (VSA-CDT-Online). Shelly’s Recent Training Conference In October of 2021 she spent 7 days in Atlanta, GA with Victoria, the VSA faculty, and other graduates for a multi-day intensive … Read More

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Is your dog stressed?

Our dogs can experience stress and anxiety just like we do. We are used to noticing signs that we are stressed like irritability, tiredness, headaches, etc., and are able to communicate what is wrong with us and take appropriate actions to alleviate it.

Buddy Budder Peanut Butter Jars

Peanut Butter safe for dogs

Xylitol and Oil-Free Peanut Butter that’s Safe for Dogs Buddy Budder, the dog-friendly peanut butter. Better Peanut Butter! Watch a quick video of how I LOVE Bark Bistro’s new peanut budder. We use it for enrichment like to seal a stuffed Kong, as well as to give dogs their medicine. What’s the best part is they have a stress and … Read More

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5 Reasons to walk your dog

Walking can improve the mental and physical health of both human and dog. We know this but sometimes make up excuses why we cannot walk our dog. If we make it fun and throw on our favorite music, or podcast then we can create a positive experience for us make it more likely we will walk our dog again.  A … Read More

Shelly Obtains Pet sitter certification through Pet Sitters international

The pet sitting industry’s only knowledge-assessed certification exam for professional pet sitters. Pet Sitters International has been the leading educational association for professional pet sitters, with the mission of “pet-sitting excellence through education.” Now, more than ever, It’s important to stand out from the hobby pet sitters and non-professional pet sitters and dog walkers. This is the most qualified, knowledgeable … Read More

Life Extension - Dog Mix : Advanced Multi-Nutrient Formula

Vitamins for dogs health

Dogs have their own set of nutritional needs. But A LOT of dog food isn’t designed with the optimal nutrients that they need to stay healthy. They also need a sharp brain to train well!! Kai loves these two supplements added to his food, which keeps him jumping 20 feet off a dock at 8 years old!! What’s more important, … Read More