Tips for Potty Training Your New Puppy

Puppies are great fun, but they also require LOTS of time and attention. Potty training is one of the biggest frustrations I come across with dog owners of new fur babies. Something every puppy owner needs to remember is that potty training is a process. The owner is going to make mistakes, and the puppies [...]

2016-09-02T08:32:12-05:00September 2nd, 2016|Training|

Recommended Professionals

Clients often ask me for my recommendation for other professional resources for your dogs. These are the people to KNOW! Dr. Pam Doubek is my vet. She has been a great addition to my resource team here in Iowa. She is great with the dogs—and with me, too! She even takes the time to listen [...]

2018-02-28T12:30:33-06:00August 2nd, 2016|Training|

Just sit…

“Just sit Bella, no sit. Really? No sit. I don’t want to shake your paw. Bella, just sit! There it is! Nice sit. Wanna cookie?” Sometimes, most of the time, when I have a cookie or a tennis ball in my hand and I ask Bella to sit, she starts offering more behaviors then the [...]

2016-08-02T09:26:35-05:00May 6th, 2015|Training|

Put it away…

Put it away… Bella has a trick where she brings me a shoe and expects a treat for bringing it to me. This stems from a game we played when she was a puppy. She would grab something she wasn’t suppose to have, I would ask, “what you got?” and run to the cookie jar. [...]

2016-08-02T09:27:26-05:00April 8th, 2015|Training|