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!
It's important for pups to love their crate and go in willingly. This makes life so much easier for both of you. Most pups associate the crate with you leaving. Here you can see that Milo is a little tentative about going in his crate to get the treats. We are working toward going in his crate on cue (happily) without the lure, and calm, polite exits from the crate.