Our new Life Skills classes will be starting Sept 11, 2015. Classes will be held at Dave’s Soda and Pet City in Agawam, MA on Friday evenings. This class is for puppies up to 6 months old at the start of class. Life Skills 1 starts off with an introductory Life Skills Quick Start, which introduces the basics of positive reinforcement and … More New Class Starting
Some puppies will piddle a bit when greeted by other dogs or people, even their own family. Although this can be frustrating, keeping greetings calm and low key is the best thing to do. The AKC website has great tips for this very thing: Health Check: FIRST, take your pup or dog in to the veterinarian to … More Tips for Helping Submissive Urination
These are my go to training treats, easy to make and most dogs love them. The pdf copy of the recipe for easier printing. You will need a ¼ sheet cookie sheet (about 12” x 9”) with raised edges or a 13” x 9” baking pan. Ingredients 1 ½ lbs. ground turkey meat, I use … More Healthy Homemade Turkey Treats
Great article a while back by Denise Fenzi on her blog at denisefenzi.com. Preparing for Competition: Squishing! Great thoughts on your dog being prepared for competition… If I could ask one thing of you, it would be this: Do not enter your dog into a competition with the “hope” that it will be ok. Take … More Preparing for Competition
I don’t use carrots for training treats, but I do give some to my dogs whenever we are eating them. Ziva seemed to think it was a very cool new toy I gave her, she ran all around carrying it, kept dropping it to play with it. I think it kept her amused for 10 … More Best. Toy. Ever.