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Sep 2017

You may have heard the term low level remote collar training or ecollar training. Unfortunately many people still refer to these tools as shock collar training which couldn’t be further from the truth. Check out my quick video on what low level remote collar training is and why it is not just semantics, but truly is low level training. We are NOT shocking dogs, and we are not in the business of hurting dogs!...

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05
Sep 2017

In light of the recent hurricane and flooding in Texas, wildfires in BC and Manitoba, and Hurricane Irma headed towards Florida, we felt we should discuss how to be prepared for an emergency when you have pets. It is far too easy to think “Oh it will never happen to us”, but the small effort involved in being prepared is worth the peace of mind should a disaster strike. There are plenty of resources for home disaster kits (both DIY and pre-made ready for purchase), but for those with pets we also......

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13
Jan 2017

Often when people inquire about training with me, they think because I am a “balanced trainer” that I don’t use food. When in fact I do use food, I just use it differently than most trainers. Instead of using treats as a bribe, I use the dog’s meal as a paycheque. ┬áHere is an example of one meal with a dog I have in for training....

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22
Dec 2016

I often get inquiries from expecting parents on how to properly introduce their dog to the new baby once it arrives. In my opinion it is not as simple as just introducing the dog to the baby the right way…In fact there are quite a few things that I would suggest working on far before the baby comes home. Most of the people who contact me will tell me they plan to bring a baby blanket home to let the dog smell it before the baby comes in and that they will......

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25
Jul 2016

How Much Exercise Does My Dog Need? Great question! Let’s take a look at how much exercise your dog needs and how you can fulfill that need. One of the first things I will ask a client when I first meet with them is how much exercise their dog gets? Regardless of the reason I am there (from house training to behaviour modification), exercise is important. It is rare that the dog is getting sufficient exercise and in some cases the dog is getting no exercise at all. Unless your dog has......

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19
Jul 2016

How to train your dog not to run out the door Teaching your dog not to run out the door could literally save his life. Dogs don’t know how dangerous it could be for them to run out the front door, and unless you teach them not to there is a good chance they will do it at least once in their life. For some dogs it happens often. In just 4 minutes I have broken down the steps to teaching your dog not to run out the door. I teach this......

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