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Before You Get Your Puppy

Before You Get Your Puppy

So you’ve decided to get a puppy. Congratulations! You’re about to embark on the best and most fun 10-16 years, give or take a few. Let’s talk about some things to prepare you for the journey, especially if you’re a first-time puppy owner. Have you decided what kind...

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‘Tis the Season for Puppies

‘Tis the Season for Puppies

It’s no coincidence puppy season falls at the beginning of the New Year. A lot of families get puppies as Christmas presents. Puppies are a lot of fun and may seem like a great gift for your significant other or kids, but there are many important things to consider...

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Confessions of a Dog Trainer

Confessions of a Dog Trainer

I’m no super hero – I put my fur-covered yoga pants on one leg at a time. Yes, I can teach a dog to do a cute trick, teach wanted behaviors and curb unwanted behaviors but I didn’t learn that overnight. I’ve spent a lot of time mastering my craft. I’ve read a lot of...

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How to Choose Your Dog Trainer

How to Choose Your Dog Trainer

Whether your dog training goals include basic obedience for your puppy or more intensive behavior modification for your adult dog, the trainer you choose is a huge and important decision. It can be hard to even admit you need help in the first place. Some people...

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July 4th Safety

July 4th Safety

For some people, the scariest day of the year is Halloween. For others, it may be their birthday (one year closer to the grave – horrifying!!). But for a lot of dogs, the scariest day of the year is July 4th (or any other holiday with fireworks, like New Year’s Eve)....

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6 Tips for a Better Walk

6 Tips for a Better Walk

I recently went to a dog-friendly farmer’s market in the Pearl Brewery district. There were so many different dogs there that it made my heart happy! Unfortunately, the other thing I saw there was a severe lack of communication from parent to pet. While the parent...

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Pet Safety and CPR

Pet Safety and CPR

Summer is upon us! With the changing season comes more time spent outdoors with your dog doing all his favorite activities like swimming, running and hiking. The outdoors are full of fun but can also be full of hazards. If something happened to your furry friend,...

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National Dog Bite Prevention Week

National Dog Bite Prevention Week

If you haven’t already read or heard, this week (the third week of May) is National Dog Bite Prevention week. This is one of my favorite topics to discuss because most dog bites are preventable, so the key to prevention is education. As a dog trainer, one of my...

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How to Crate Train Your Sidekick

Some dogs love their crates without any training. Yea, they do exist! Both my dogs took to the crate no problem! But some dogs may need some help and some dogs may downright have severe anxieties about being confined.  ...

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Back to School Puppy Blues

With the calendar rolling over into August, it’s time to get the human children ready for school- get those school supplies, shop for that new wardrobe, and schedule the carpool! But what about our furry children? Surprisingly,...

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Beat the Heat: Summer Enrichment Activities

With these Texas temperatures, we have to get creative with how to stimulate our Sidekicks . A long walk outdoors may not be a safe option, so here are a few new ideas to try out!  Bobbing for treats/fruit-...

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Heat Stroke- A Preventable Fatality

I know, the title is heavy. But this issue is important because a harmless midday walk can easily turn into a life or death situation in a matter of minutes. And it can all be prevented.   As if getting...

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Dominance Theory Part II: Why Positive Reinforcement is SO MUCH BETTER

Now that we got the wolf talk out of the way (read the previous blog post), let’s talk about why dominance theory is a detrimental way of teaching our Canine Sidekicks.   If we still were thinking in terms...

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Dominance Theory Part I: A Wolf in Dog’s Clothing

I talk to lots of people all day long about dogs and training methods. Thanks to popular dog training shows such as The Dog Whisperer, one term I hear often is “Dominance”. I am so happy that...

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The Truth About Cats And Dogs

The Truth About Cats and Dogs

Having a furry creature who doesn’t speak English living in your home can be confusing at times. Even more confusing is having TWO furry creatures of a different species who also don’t speak the same language as each other....

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Taking the Spooky Out of Halloween Decorations

The weather is cooling down and the holiday decorations are making their annual appearances. For some of you, this is the first time your dog is experiencing these new, huge inflatable yard fixtures, or the spooky ghouls...

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Is It Too Early to Train?

A question I get asked a lot: When can I start training my puppy?  The answer: Right away!  People often think that puppies can’t learn until they reach a certain age or that a newly adopted dog...

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Working with Non-Food Motivated Dogs

Working with Non-Food Motivated Dogs

When training a dog, every great trainer needs three things: Timing, Consistency and Motivation. What do I mean about motivation? I mean the thing that makes your dog WANT to work. For you, it’s your paycheck. Regardless...

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San Antonio Pet Training Blog Puppy Training

Why Your Dog Isn’t Potty Trained Yet

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