Relationships depend on clear communication, respect, empathy, consideration, and kindness. Communication and training with any species is a two-way street that involves listening, observing, and then relaying information. Your pup is constantly learning everyday so you might as well help him learn the appropriate behaviors! Ultimately, training your dog can help him become a participating member of your family. He will know what is expected and gain confidence in his environment. This will create a wonderful relationship of trust and understanding. I look forward to helping you on this journey with your precious pup. - Leeann Holloway, CPDT-KA
Congratulations to our recent Puppy Kindergarten Class Graduates!
Teaching your dog to Fetch is a great way to play with your pup, give him needed exercise, and teach impulse control. All these steps can be shaped before putting the pieces together. Schyler's is being rewarded with a treat, another ball tossed and praise intermittently. This keeps her interest in the game! (We fixed the rug in the hall after this session so she wasn't slipping on the floor!)