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Safety for the Shmoopies

Safety for the Shmoopies

Let’s talk about all the shmoopies in our lives: kids and dogs. This entry was inspired by National Kids and Pets day which just passed this week. Kids and Pets day began in 2005 and is celebrated on April 26th. According to their website, www.kidsandpetsday.com, the...

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My Trainer Secrets Revealed

My Trainer Secrets Revealed

As a dog trainer, the two questions I get asked the most are “Is my dog trainable?” and “How long will it take?” Well, I think it’s time for this trainer to reveal her secrets. (Spoiler alert: the real answer is, it’s up to you!) Trainability has nothing to do with...

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Tom Slick Park- 3 Paws up

Tom Slick Park- 3 Paws up

Tom Slick Park: 7400 Hwy 151, San Antonio, TX 78227 Located off Highways 151 and 410, Tom Slick Park is a great area for some family fun. A basketball court, a playground and lots of open fields for various activities sits on the park’s 1.5 acres. There are two areas...

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Doggy Play: What Defines Healthy Interactions

Doggy Play: What Defines Healthy Interactions

Doggy play! It’s something we’ve all seen plenty of times but it still seems to be a magical event that most people can’t quite interpret. It’s understandable though, considering canine communication is largely based on body language, while humans rely heavily on our...

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Dog Park DOs and DON’Ts

Dog Park DOs and DON’Ts

My goal with this blog is to educate owners about dog behavior and training but I also want to give you guys some ideas of cool places in San Antonio to visit with your pup. One huge reason we get dogs is for companionship inside and outside the home, so it’s good to...

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A PowerPup Greeting

A PowerPup Greeting

I hope I get the pleasure to meet you and your PowerPup soon but in the meantime, you can get to know us! My name is Stephanie. I was born and raised in San Antonio which is now also the hometown of my new business, Pup Pup & Away. As a kid, I knew I wanted to...

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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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PupPupAndAwaySa Dog Training & Services San Antonio

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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