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Dogs Today…..

need to warm up.  What would happen if a track star began their race without warming up their body first, or a concert pianist gave a performance without warming up their fingers on the keyboard?  They would be setting themselves up to get physically hurt or give a performance that [...]

Dogs Today…..

are selfish.  Given the chance, they will go for gold.  It’s rarely 70% effort.  When chasing a squirrel, how often do you see a dog trotting after one?  I’d say never.  When playing with another dog friend, we marvel at the speed dogs exhibit, and the energy they so freely [...]

Training a dog can be so frustrating!

This behavior drove me crazy this morning!  You may be thinking, "What behavior?  I see two dogs calmly resting in the grass.  How lovely."  Well, it's what happened BEFORE this picture that was pushing my buttons.  We had just come back from our morning walk and play time in the [...]

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 [...]