Dog Training Basics: How To Train Your Dog

By | 2017-08-23T17:28:18+00:00 April 15th, 2016|Dog Behavior, Dog Food, Dog Fun, Dog Training, Dog Training Austin TX|

  A general frequent question that we get from all of our clients is “How do I train my dog?”. It’s a pretty broad question, and people usually have several reasons for asking it. When people ask this question they might mean any number of things including: How do you teach your dog what is [...]

The Top 5 Reasons You Should NEVER Use Prong Collars

By | 2017-08-24T09:39:53+00:00 April 8th, 2016|Dog Behavior, dog care, Dog Training, Dog Training Austin TX, Dog Wellness|

There are lots of aversive training tools out there, and pinch or prong collars are among my least favorite. Prong collars have metal spikes turned inward that pinch a dog's neck. If used inappropriately, they can actually put holes in a dog’s skin and cause major damage to a dog's neck. A lot of people [...]

15-point Checklist You Need Before Getting A New Dog Or Puppy

By | 2017-08-15T17:01:19+00:00 March 25th, 2016|dog adoption, dog boarding, dog boarding Austin, Dog Fun, Dog Trainers, Dog Training, Dog Training Austin TX, dogs, getting a new dog, New Dog|

  1. How Much Time Do You Have For A Dog? Before getting a dog, make sure you have the time for one. You should have a clear idea of your family’s activity level, and how much time you have to dedicate to training and enrichment activities. Examples of enrichment activities with your dog include: [...]

10 Ways To Connect With A Dog You Love Daily

By | 2017-08-23T17:11:02+00:00 March 11th, 2016|dog boarding, dog bonding, Dog Training, Dog Training Austin TX, dogs|

  So, you love your dog, and your dog loves you. Actually, your dog thinks you’re the bee’s-knees. Here’s the problem: Your day to day sometimes gets too busy to always connect with your dog. We get this question a lot from our customers: “What are some ways to connect with my dog on a [...]

Does My Dog Have OCD?

By | 2017-08-15T16:48:00+00:00 March 9th, 2016|canine compulsive disorder, Dog Behavior, Dog Training, Dog Training Austin TX, dogs, sick dogs|

  Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a human anxiety disorder that causes those affected by it to disrupt their daily life by getting caught up in patterns. For example, the urge to turn the light on and off 33 times before you leave any room. It is not a very well understood disorder, and can be [...]

Fence Fighting with Neighbor Dogs: How & Why to Stop It

By | 2017-08-23T15:49:43+00:00 February 22nd, 2016|Dog Behavior, Dog Training, Dog Training Austin TX, dogs|

  Fence fighting between dogs is one of the most common nuisance behaviors that I talk to dog owners about. A lot of owners will shrug it off, insisting that “they just want to play”. Sometimes, that is true. We see it out here sometimes: Dogs will engage in fence fighting ferociously along the fence. [...]

Snake Avoidance & Shock Collars DON’T MIX. Here’s What Works…

By | 2017-08-23T17:33:51+00:00 February 12th, 2016|Dog Trainers, Dog Training, Dog Training Austin TX, snake avoidance, workshops|

  Snakes are a big problem for dog owners in Texas. This isn't just a problem in rural areas. For people in urban areas there are also risks of dogs becoming victims to snake bites. Unfortunately, there are not many training options for snake avoidance without the use of aversive techniques like shock collars. Don't [...]

Is Your Dog (Mis)Behaving in Public? Don’t Worry. Here’s Why.

By | 2017-08-25T10:33:38+00:00 January 26th, 2016|Dog Behavior, Dog Trainers, Dog Training, Dog Training Austin TX|

  Dog owners worry WAY too much about their dog’s behavior in public. It’s understandable though. If there is one thing most people have in common, it’s that we wish we cared less about what other people think of us. The vast majority of us care a lot about how we are perceived in public. [...]

Why Should I Use Puzzle Toys With My Dog?

By | 2017-08-23T17:25:50+00:00 January 22nd, 2016|dog boarding, dog feeding, Dog Food, dog toys, Dog Trainers, Dog Training, Dog Training Austin TX, puzzle toys|

  Feeding time is a very important aspect of training our dogs that we often forget about. In most homes, dinner time is more of a missed training opportunity than anything else. But, let's face it, we don’t all have an hour to dedicate to using every single piece of kibble as a training treat. [...]

The “Help! My dog is biting and snapping at people!” Problem

By | 2017-08-15T17:21:09+00:00 January 8th, 2016|Dog Behavior, dog biting, Dog Training, Dog Training Austin TX, reactive dogs|

  Dog biting is one of the most common behavior topics that come up when you have a general conversation about dogs and dog behavior. Which, given some of the real data behind dog bites, is a little strange. However, anything that presents a danger to humans will usually be a high priority to deal [...]