Juma the Reactive Rhodesian Ridgeback Rehabilitation

Reactive Rhodesian Ridgeback Rehabilitation...say that ten times fast :)! Check out Juma walking together with his sibling! A few weeks ago, Juma's mom was unable to walk these two together due to Juma's reactivity on leash. Juma's reactivity toward other dogs while on leash was a manifestation of his underlying fear. He had a tendency

By |2020-10-29T15:20:56+00:00August 5th, 2015|Dog Training|0 Comments

Excellence is a Habit

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." Aristotle Consistency. Perhaps the single most important aspect in dog training and rehabilitation, other than timing. As humans, we deal with a lot of gray areas in life. However, our furry companions do not. Dogs are very black and white.

By |2020-10-29T15:20:56+00:00August 4th, 2015|Behavior Modification, Dog Training|0 Comments

The Art of Timing in Dog Training

They say that timing is everything. As a matter of fact, in my (and many other trainers') opinion, timing is one of the things that is critical to being a good dog trainer. What exactly do we mean when we talk about "timing" anyway? Timing refers to that instant that you deliver some type of

Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe this 4th of July

Happy Independence Day from our Pack to yours! Please keep your pets safe during the holiday. Booming fireworks, loud crowds and parties can be challenging for some pets. More pets are lost on the 4th than any other day of the year, according to Petfinder. A few quick tips to help keep your dog safe

By |2020-10-29T15:20:56+00:00July 2nd, 2015|Dog Training|0 Comments

Teach Your Dog a Place Command

The Place sounds so simple. Go lay down on your bed and wait to be released. So seemingly simple...but really not at all! The Place Command is an obedience command that we use as a protocol for when visitors come over. It's fantastic when used in rehabilitating dogs with fear based issues or aggression

Diego and Maya Graduate

Congratulations to Diego and Maya on graduating today! These guys have made some amazing progress...which is all thanks to their parents hard work and dedication to training! Read Diego and Maya's mom's review of us: "We just completed five sessions with Ray and our two large Estrela Mountain Dogs. Ray changed our lives!! We had

By |2020-10-29T15:20:56+00:00April 28th, 2015|Behavior Modification, Dog Training|0 Comments

Smudge and Dewey Learning the Place Command

How does your dog behave when visitors come into your home? Smudge and Dewey's parents came to us for help with their territorial/fear aggression towards humans. Smudge wasn't exactly a fan of people coming into her home, which is why we are using the muzzle as a safety back up. The place command, though seemingly

By |2020-10-29T15:20:56+00:00April 22nd, 2015|Behavior Modification, Dog Training|0 Comments

Grimm the German Shepherd Graduates!

What a difference a few months makes! Remember Grimm, the German Shepherd with severe aggression? Take a quick peek at Grimm back in January when we first met him and then a peek at him today. What an amazing transformation! Ray (co-owner, lead behaviorist and resident aggression expert) worked with Grimm and his family to

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