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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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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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Tips for Moving with Your Dog

Whether you are moving a long distance or just around the block, moving is almost always a chaotic venture. Boxes everywhere, so many things to plan and take care of on both ends, clutter and moving trucks. I have a lot of experience in this area being a part of a military family. Having no […]

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Should I use a Flexible Leash?

Flexi leashes or retractable leashes are a hotly debated topic and I can certainly see their appeal … if it was a perfect world.  These leashes were designed with good intentions to allow your dog a little more movement and less restrictions while walking. Seeing dogs trotting ahead, eagerly sniffing the ground for past sojourners […]

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Calming Your Dog During Fireworks Season

Fear of fireworks is a fairly common phobia for dogs. The noise, smell of sulfur and flashing lights can be quite upsetting. Fortunately there are several things you can do to keep your pet safe and cared for during the celebration. Prepare your House Shut all the doors and windows and draw curtains to block […]

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Tips to Keep Your Dog Cool This Summer

Summer is here and we all know that Texas Summers can get HOT; not only for us, but man’s best friend as well! Here are some tips to keep Fido comfortable. Allow your dog access to lots of clean fresh water. Add ice cubes to make it cooler. Walk early in the day or late […]

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Teaching Your Dog to Pay Attention

ATTENTION….ATTENTION…….ATTENTION!!!! Teaching your dog to pay attention when asked may be the most important thing you will ever teach them. A dog that can pay attention when asked can probably walk on a leash and come as well.   Here are some Tips to teach your dog to “Look at you and wait for further […]

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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 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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