The Art of Reward

It’s a hot, sunny, summer day at the beach. Not a cloud in the sky. The waves gently lap the shore, gulls call to each other. The sun is beating on you and you’re thirsty. You’re waiting for your friend. Finally you see them walking down the beach carrying a gift bag. “Sorry I’m late!”… View Article

It Takes Two

When it comes to couples rearing a puppy, it’s not uncommon to have different views. We see it all the time. People come with their history from childhood on how to raise a dog. Our own experience with discipline also affects our training approach. Puppy rearing and training have moved on over the last decade…. View Article

An Important Step

Sydney has recently graduated from and become certified with the prestigious Karen Pryor Academy. Dog training is an unregulated business with highly variable levels of education and training ability. Professional certification from schools like the Karen Pryor Academy and the work of associations like the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers and… View Article

Decoding Your Puppy Raising Priorities

Congratulations on your new puppy! This little critter is soaking up his environment and everything you have on offer to teach. Are you set with a good game plan for these coming early weeks? Have you done your homework? Are you prepared with your lessons and a good puppy coach? Do you have all the… View Article

Barking Basics

Puppies bark. The problem isn’t that they bark, the issues arise from how we deal with the barking. Thankfully more breeders are starting to do some great early work with their pups. This means that the first time the puppy is separated from his mom and littermates isn’t when you bring him home. This means… View Article