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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 [...]

Celebrate the 4th of July safely

The 4th of July is just around the corner, with fireworks that are inevitable with this great holiday.  However spectacular for humans, this can often be a stressful time for dogs.  Lisa Spector wrote a wonderful post with some wonderful tips!  Please take a few moments to check it out: [...]

She Personalized the Training

We adopted a loving rescue dog who had zero training.  She barked at other dogs, yanked on the leash so we couldn't enjoy walks, and constantly potty'd on the carpet.  I was always a cat owner and never owned a dog before and needed some help.  I called Julie Schmitt [...]

Rainy Day Activities

On those rare occasions when San Diego gets a few rainy days in a row, it can not only put a damper on our daily plans, but also wreak havoc on our dogs’ behavior as well.  When dogs are used to going out for daily walks or are true weekend [...]

Leroy Has Been Transformed

WOW!  I had almost given up on being able to take my boy Leroy for a walk without him reacting to every dog he sees.  He had been at another in-kennel training program for 5 weeks with mixed results, so I decided to try one more time with a different [...]