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Basic Manners Training Tips

Basic Manners Training Tips

Your New Puppy

Your New Puppy

By now, you are either really excited about your new puppy and having a great time, or you are wondering: "What have I done to my life!?" In my business I've heard mostly these two extremes when people call for puppy classes or behavior work.



Crate Training Your New Puppy

Crate Training Your New Puppy

A crate is your absolute best management tool. I cannot imagine bringing up a well-behaved puppy without a crate.



10 Steps to a Successful Adoption

10 Steps to a Successful Adoption

10 Steps to take for a successful dog adoption.  Wondering how to make your new pet feel at home?  Read how...



12 Tips for Successful Training

12 Tips for Successful Training

12 Training Tips from Beth

by Beth Ostrowski-Parks, CPDT-KA


Training Myths Debunked

Training Myths Debunked

So you just acquired a new dog or puppy and you know that you must provide him with food and water, but did you know the dog's greatest need is for companionship?  That's right, companionship is more important to your dog than food.  That is a fact!



Avoiding Damaging Training Methods

Avoiding Damaging Training Methods

It's so sad to know that with all the books and better trained dog trainers out there that there are still some old and just plain bad dog training methods still being used...

by Beth Ostrowski-Parks, CPDT-KA


Improving Your Dog's Recall

Improving Your Dog's Recall

Does your dog come when called?  We would like to remind everyone that you should never stop training the recall. This exercise is the most important exercise your dog can learn. Your dog can be trained and should come 99% of the time when you call him. 

by Beth Ostrowski-Parks, CPDT-KA


Improving your Dog's Down Stay

Improving your Dog's Down Stay

Helpful hints as to where and when you should practice the down-stay skill.  To find out Beth's hints, read more here

by Beth Ostrowski-Parks, CPDT-KA


Teaching your Dog to Wait at the Door

Teaching your Dog to Wait at the Door

Is it sometimes a struggle for you to get in and out of doors with your dog?  Does your dog try to leap out of your vehicle before you can get a leash on him?

by Beth Ostrowski-Parks, CPDT-KA


Games; Fun Training Tools

Games; Fun Training Tools

Play should always be considered training and training should be considered play. Interactive games that make you look like a trusted, respected friend are best.

by Beth Ostrowski-Parks, CPDT-KA


Muzzle Do's and Don't's

Muzzle Do's and Don't's

Do you ever have to use a muzzle for your dog? There IS a time for a muzzle for most dogs, even if it's just a preventative measure at the veterinary clinic.  

by Beth Ostrowski-Parks, CPDT-KA