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PTSD of a Dog Attack

My dog got attacked yesterday.  We hadn’t even left our own driveway.  I saw the dog walking toward us from across the street and didn’t know it was going to be so awful that I would blank out a portion of it from my memory.  He wasn’t racing toward us, [...]

Why Should I Attend a Puppy Class?

Believe it or not, dogs have the intelligence of a 2-3 year old child and can learn upwards of 200-300 words. Not that they are completely equal to children, but their development is surprisingly similar. So let's think about this - given the option, most parents are sending their 2-3 [...]

Amazing!

We recently adopted a 40 lb, nine year old pointer-mix from the San Diego Animal Shelter (with no info on her background) and needed help seeing how she was with socialization and training.  Our dog had been very well trained by someone and has a sweet disposition, but has trouble [...]

I Would Recommend Her to Anyone

Julie is an amazing dog trainer. She not only works with the dog on basic obedience, she works with the humans when it comes to positive training techniques. She is very hands on with the 1 on 1 training and slowly introduces the dog to new environments. She also tells [...]

On a Course of Calm Confidence

Very positive first encounter, and second and third..... Referred to us via (a boarding facility), our first trainer that was a real Human Being (not a book or TV) proved to be just the ticket!. We are long time Basset Hound owners, (all rescues), who would have known you could [...]

Body Language

I was on a run the other day with my Standard Poodle and my Bichon-Shih Tzu mix (yes, the little one DOES like to run!) when a somewhat scary thing happened.  We were toward the end of our jog when I heard this panting behind me.  As I looked back, [...]

Easy Goes it to the Dog Park

For many people who live in San Diego, their favorite option to exercise their dog is to head to the local dog park where they can watch their dog run free and burn off some steam.  However, just getting there is not always a pleasant experience. Let’s see if this [...]

Please Have a Seat

I love dogs.  I love to pet them, snuggle with them, watch them play, and, of course, train them.  But I do have my limits.  I also like my personal space. I like to be able to sit in my living room to visit with family and friends and decide [...]

A Recipe for Success: the Wonderful World of KONGS

A Kong is a hard, hollow, rubber dog toy that is shaped like a snowman, with a small hole on the top and a larger hole on the bottom.  It is dishwasher safe and, for the most part, virtually indestructible for most dogs.  A Kong by itself can be a [...]