Free Information Resources

Tips on improving your dog’s behavior:

Videos


Muzzle Training – Step-by-step instructions on how to train your dog to accept a muzzle.


Hide & Seek Part 1 – Learn how to teach your dogs Hide & Seek. It’s a great game to tire your dog out when you can’t get outside!


Hide & Seek Part 2 – Now that your dog knows how to play, it’s time to have some real fun with Hide & Seek!

Articles

  • How to Charge the Clicker–  In just a few steps, your dog will learn that “click” means “treat!”
  • She’s in Season– living with an intact female
  • Preventing Sep-Anx in COVID19 – how to help prevent your dog having issues once we return to “normal.”
  • Socializing Your Puppy During COVID19 – how to safely socialize your puppy during the time of social distancing
  • Housetraining Tips – Put your puppy on the right path to being 100% housetrained
  • Crate Training ABCs – Get your puppy to love being in her crate – so you can take a break!
  • Nip It In The Bud – How to stop common behavior problems like jumping, inappropriate barking, nipping, and more
  • Is My Dog Stubborn? – Make your dog more responsive using cause-and-effect behavioral conditioning
  • When It’s Not Okay– How comforting your dog at the wrong time rewards and reinforces fearful behavior
  • How to Trim Your Dog’s Nails – The right equipment and techniques will make nail trimming time less stressful for both you and your dog!
  • Kong Stuffing Recipes – Stuff your dog’s Kong with these fantastic foods for hours of entertainment!
  • Fun Interactive Games at Home – Simple indoor and outdoor activities designed to improve specific canine behaviors, from jumping and chewing to coming when called
  • Use a Spoon – Puppies and small dogs present special challenges when training. This handout will teach you how to use a wooden or plastic spoon to extend your reach — and save your back when training little dogs.
  • Service Dog Guidelines  – Helpful hits on what to look for — and what to avoid — if selecting a shelter/rescue dog for your use as a service dog
  • Great Places To Socialize Your Puppy–  This handout will help you decide where to bring you puppy to help introduce them to new environments and experiences
  • Vocabulary List – list all the commands, and the definitions, your dog knows!
  • Don’t Shoot a Fly with a Bazooka… – A helpful handout to let you know the right times to use a correction and how to effectively give it to your dog.
  • Top 10 Signs of a Reputable Breeder – Anybody can breed dogs. However, here is a Top 10 list that sets Reuptable Breeders apart from “Backyard Breeders”.

Forms

  • Sep-Anx Tracking Log – when working in our trainers in our Separation-Anxiety Modification, use this tracking log to track your dog’s progress when left alone
  • AKC CGC Application – After your dog passes the Canine Good Citizen certification test, get your dog’s official title by submitting this form to the American Kennel Club
  • Housetraining Log – Measure your puppy’s potty training progress with this handy schedule spreadsheet
  • Obedience Training Log – An easy-to-use table that helps you track improvement of new behaviors (such as sit, down, stay, come, and more)
  • Novice Competition Training Log – For Novice Competition class students: accelerate your success by keeping records of training exercises
  • In Case of Accident – This fillable form includes clear instructions about who to contact and how to care for your dog should you ever become unexpectedly incapacitated