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Keeping Your Dog Safe at Easter

Easter is just around the corner! For me, it brings up fond memories of waking up and running outside to the front steps to see what the Easter Bunny had brought. My favorites were jelly beans, the big chocolate bunny and those delicious marshmallow peeps. I would put on a colorful new dress for church […]

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What is Clicker Training?

Today I want to Introduce you to Clicker Training. Clicker Training is simple, it is training with a reward marker. The Clicker is this little box, when you press it…the sound is distinct.  It is a sound that your dog doesn’t hear readily in nature. What this sound will eventually mean to the dog is […]

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Teaching Your Dog to “Potty” on Command

“Going Potty” on command is a very helpful tool for any age dog. Think about the last time you just wanted to go to bed at night and your dog was taking forever to “do his business” for that last trip out?  All dog owners want Fido to “Hurry Up and GO!!” Several years ago […]

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Why We LOVE our Dogs So Much

Since it is Valentine’s Day today, I thought I’d write about “Why We LOVE our Dogs So Much”. I realize that this answer may vary from person to person, but in my dog training experience I have seen examples of enormous love from all ages, economic levels, and people in all stages of life. I […]

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New Puppy Tips for the New Year

The family and friends have left, the fridge is back to normal capacity, the kids are back in school and the new puppy has been named, what now? Time to start the puppy off on the right paw.   Expectations Start off by teaching your puppy the rules of the house you want her to […]

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Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe During the Holidays

I love Christmas!! Every year my home is ‘over the top’ decorated for the Holidays!! The big QUESTION is:  Is my house safe for my dogs?   Dogs are fascinated by the smells and textures of all the new things that are now appearing all over the house.  This is normal curiosity.   Here are […]

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8 Thanksgiving Foods That Are Dangerous For Your Dog!

It’s Thanksgiving! Time for family, fun and lots of food! It can also be dangerous time for your dog if he eats foods that are harmful to him.   Here are 8 holiday staples that are actually dangerous for your dog to consume.   8. TURKEY SKIN Turkey is a given at almost every Thanksgiving feast […]

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10 Tips To Get Your Dog Moving

As a San Antonio dog training authority, I know most of our dogs don’t get the exercise they need. They usually sleep all day while we’re at work and once we get home, they get a short walk and maybe a little bit of playtime. This might be enough for some dogs, but what about […]

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Tips to Protect your Dog Food Investment

Quality dog food is expensive. Why do we buy it? Because we want to feed our dog quality food that will keep him healthy and happy. That being said, doesn’t it make sense to protect and store his food correctly to get the optimum nutritional value we spent so much to get? Most people don’t […]

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Tips to Help Your Dog during Back to School

Back to school is upon us as summer comes to a close. We spend much time preparing our children (and ourselves), yet this transition also affects our pets. The freedom and attention received during summer vacation abruptly ends at the first day of school. Without warning, schedules shift and playmates of summer suddenly have new […]

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