Dog Training

Small Dog Syndrome

When we get a new large-breed puppy, we always think, “We’d better get that puppy in Training as soon as possible because when he grows up, we won’t be able to handle him.” It is often a different story when we get a small breed pup. We think that because he will still be small… Read more »

Male vs Female Dogs

I once had two puppies from the same litter… a boy and a girl. I’ll refer to them as Fido and Fifi. They had such stereotypical male and female personalities. Fido was rough, daring… He was always the one in-charge, first to try new things, first to get in trouble. He would dig a hole… Read more »

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 »

Five Principles of Dog Training

There are five main principles to always consider during dog training lessons. 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. These… 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 »

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 »