April 24, 2023
How To Properly Socialize Your New Puppy

Why Socializing Your Puppy Is Crucial To Their Growth And Development. What Is Puppy Socialization?  You may be unfamiliar with the term “socialization” when used in this context. Socialization is the period early on in a puppy’s life where they learn how to behave in the different relationships and contexts of their life and how […]

April 22, 2023
Puppy Behaviors: What Is Considered Normal?

How To Spot And Correct Bad Behavior In Puppies Puppies are amazing. That's it. That's the whole blog. Just kidding, of course, puppies are amazing and so cute, but their behaviors can be a mystery to new dog owners.  What's normal behavior, and what is a sign of something that needs professional attention?  We'll walk […]

April 19, 2023
First Time Dog Owners, Do You Know The Rule of 3s With Shelter Dogs?

Helping Your Rescue Adjust To Life In Your Home After a long search, interviews, tons of internet research, and asking friends and dog professionals for advice, you’ve finally found the rescue dog of your dreams! All you have left to do is sign the adoption papers and bring them home. But you may be wondering, […]

April 16, 2023
How To Stop Using Pee Pads With Your Puppy

Remove the Puppy Pads: If you are using these, they actually teach your dog that it is perfectly acceptable to go to the bathroom inside. By putting these pads on your floor for "potty needs", whenever they touch that similar flooring with their paws it creates an association in their brain that it is okay! […]

April 12, 2023
Building Food Drive in Puppies for Training

What To Do When Food Rewards Aren't Working With Your Dog How motivated are you by food? Consider what you'd do to receive a favorite meal prepared for you? Maybe it doesn't even have to be your favorite meal, and you'd gladly accept any amount of snacks. To a degree, we're all motivated by food […]

April 11, 2023
Handling Your Puppy - Desensitizing Dogs To Your Touch

How to safely handle your dog's teeth, ears, paws, and more As part of your puppy's socialization process, you want to get them comfortable with being touched and having their body handled by yourself and other people. This includes not just social petting and touches but also during grooming, veterinary examinations, as well as care […]

April 8, 2023
What To Look For In A Great Dog Breeder

Best Practices In Selecting A Breeder When Buying A Puppy Why Work With A Breeder? Adopting from shelters and rescue agencies has become increasingly popular in recent years but, working with a reputable breeder is still the choice of many first-time and veteran pet owners. Everyone has their reasons and factors to weigh when selecting […]

April 5, 2023
Apartment Patio Ideas for Dogs

Throughout the pandemic, many dogs in need have found their forever home, but creating a space where they can enjoy outside can be difficult if you live in an apartment. Apartment patios are a great space for pets to explore the outside world from the comfort of your home, and can even become a sanctuary […]

April 4, 2023
The Difference Between Reactivity & Aggression in Dogs

Understanding Body Language, Triggers, and What Emotions Drive Behavior Two behavioral issues dog owners have difficulty telling apart are reactivity and aggression. On the surface, the symptoms of both may look similar, but when you begin to understand the root cause of your pet's behavior, it is easier to tell the difference.  We’ll walk you […]

April 2, 2023
How To Choose The Right Dog Breed For Your Family

Stressed trying to find the right dog breed for you? Here’s what to consider. There are few things in life more exciting than bringing home a new pet. Dogs and puppies especially, bring so much joy and love into our lives that they’re sure to energize your entire household. But before you jump into signing […]

March 29, 2023
How To Crate Train A Puppy

How Long Does It Take To Crate Train And What To Expect Many first-time pet owners have misconceptions about why professional dog trainers recommend crate training for puppies and new dogs. Crates may look like scary cages to humans, but to dogs, they look like safe and snuggly places to retreat to when the rest […]

March 28, 2023
Temperament Testing For Shelter Dogs And Breeder Dogs

Understanding Dog Temperaments And What They Mean For Adoption A temperament test is a series of assessments that evaluate a dog’s behavior in different situations and their reactions to various stimuli. They then are assigned a temperament profile. Most tests take their scores and turn them into profiles like easy-going, independent, fearful, or aggressive. Other […]

March 27, 2023
How to Remove Pet Stains and Odors
March 23, 2023
Get Rid of the Laser! How Laser Pointer Syndrome in Dogs Can Lead to Psychological Issues
March 19, 2023
Littermate Syndrome

What To Do When Your Puppies Have Littermate Syndrome  What Is It, How To Address It, And Why It’s Not The End Of The World. There’s nothing quite like bringing a new puppy into your household - except maybe bringing in two puppies! That’s definitely a line you’ll hear from someone who’s trying to convince […]

March 19, 2023
How to Teach Your Dog to Fetch in 2 Steps
March 11, 2023
Alabama's Most Beautiful Places to Visit

Alabama, the Yellowhammer State, is a fantastic area to visit, with many breathtakingly gorgeous cities, villages, and sights to see! Here is a selection of 15 stunning images of this magnificent state. Enjoy these top Alabama tourist attractions: Huntsville Botanical Gardens The Botanical Gardens in Huntsville provide visitors a tranquil setting in which to relax […]

March 9, 2023
March 2020 Pack Walk

St. Patrick's Day Pack Walk March 21st 2020, 2:00PMOwners & Dogs are encouraged to wear GREEN!Location: TBA By migrating together in an extremely structured environment, you can teach your dog to follow you as a leader, using tools, body language and energy. Your dog's behavior & social skills will improve by being around other dogs […]

February 27, 2023
How to Housetrain Your Puppy to Go on Potty Pads
February 21, 2023
How to Potty Train Your Puppy

When it comes to potty training, while we do not directly address this in our program, we know all the tips & tricks to help you get started and help you avoid puppy pads completely! 1. Remove the Puppy Pads: If you are using these, they actually teach your dog that it is perfectly acceptable […]

February 19, 2023
How to Train Your Dog to Play
February 2, 2023
February 2020 Pack Walk

February 2020 Pack Walk February 1st, 2:00PMLocation: Indian Creek Greenway By migrating together in an extremely structured environment, you can teach your dog to follow you as a leader, using tools, body language and energy. Your dog's behavior & social skills will improve by being around other dogs (in a pack) in a safe & […]

January 15, 2023
Valentine's Day Dog Walk

Woof you be mine? February 13th 2021, 12:00PMOwners & Dogs are encouraged to wear Pinks, Reds, & Purples to help spread the love on this pack walk!Location: Railroad Bed Trail, Huntsville, ALOur trainers will be following our company's policy regarding COVID-19 protocols and wearing masks. As this is a group event, we ask for those […]

January 9, 2023
Puppy Tips

Getting a new puppy really does mix things up a bit!  So I thought I would share a few Puppy Dog Training TIPS for all you puppy owners out there: Puppies take lots of time and effort (be prepared for these little bundles of fluff to rule your life for a little while) but they […]

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