Dog Training

How to Train Your Dog Not to Bite

Dog Biting Series Part II - How to Train a Puppy Not to Bite Puppies, like babies, use their mouth to explore their world. “Mouthing” helps them to learn. That’s why a baby will stick everything in its mouth. And that’s why your puppy does the same thing – including his littermate’s ear or paw! Ouch!… Read more »

Why do Dogs Bite?

Dog Biting Series Part I - Why do Dogs Bite? I can’t help it. No matter how many articles I read about someone being bitten by a dog, I take the dog’s side… at first, anyway. Unless these dogs are raised in a hostile, negative environment, or purposely provoked, I assume the person is at fault… Read more »

Your PAW-fect Wedding!

Ahhh… Your perfect June wedding… white lace, fresh flowers, dainty pearls and sparkling diamonds, champagne, poop bags, pretty table…. Uh… what? Yes, that’s right – poop bags! Our little furry friends are so much a part of our life. They were probably there when you met your fiancé…. with you on a few dates… between… Read more »

Furbabies

Want to make a Dog Trainer’s hair stand on end? Refer to your dog as a “Furbaby” and watch the fur fly! Our compawsionate Holiday Barn Trainers totally understand the term “furbaby” as they too have 4-legged children whom they adore. But they are adamant about us knowing why it is important that we understand… Read more »

MY DOG DOES CRAZY THINGS!

Obsessive Behaviors Does your dog chase his tail? Follow lights or lasers? Go after the garden hose? Obsess about a ball? Although these behaviors are entertaining to us, they can be problematic for your dog. I do not recommend encouraging them, whether it’s a natural behavior or something they have been taught. Let’s examine the… Read more »

BOARD & TRAIN

By Melanie Benware, Training Coordinator/Consultant for Holiday Barn Pet Resorts This is Part Three of our series following the training progression of star pupil, Slash! Read how Slash begins the transformation into his owner’s dream dog in Part One, Creating your Dream Dog, and in Part Two, What a Difference a Week Makes. Slash is… Read more »