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5 Stages of Handler Aggression

By Holiday Barn Pet Resorts Professional Dog Trainers, Jeff Postle and Schylar Postle Handler aggression is a term used to describe dogs that have learned to use aggression to stop pet owners and various pet professionals from asking things from them that they simply don’t like, or deem as unfair. Most of the time these… Read more »

So You Want to be a Groomer

True or false: to be a successful Groomer, all you really need to do is love dogs? Answer: contrary to popular belief, the answer is false! Ask yourself these questions: How do you feel after being on your feet all day? Do you have a strong back? Do you have the patience of Job? Are you… Read more »

Cats and Boxes

Love and marriage, horse and carriage, peanut butter and jelly, biscuits and gravy, thunder and lightning… You know this game! What else? Cats and boxes! That’s right! Everyone knows how much cats love boxes. You can google it in images and have a literal melt-down from all the adorable pictures. There is even a facebook… Read more »

Five Principles of Dog Training

There are five main principles to always consider when training your dog. These principles are the core ingredients to behavior modification and are always at work, whether training the family pet or teaching a police dog to track felons. Understanding how these principles work is the secret to clear communication between you and your pet…. Read more »

How Dogs Know When We Are Sick

It’s pretty much universal…bring it up in a crowd of people and most will validate your story with a similar happenstance in their own life. Our dogs know when we’re sick or in pain. • Holiday Barn Pet Resort’s Pack member, Heather, had ACL Reconstructive surgery a few years back. Her dog, Duke, who is… Read more »

Doggie Play Dates!

Do you sometimes feel a bit anxious in a crowd of people? Is your idea of a good time an evening shared with one or two close friends, rather than in a large group at a party? There are a lot of people like that. Truth is, there are some dogs like that too. Either… Read more »

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 »