Ever wonder how to get those adorable pictures of dogs that seem to be licking the camera? It’s actually pretty simple, especially if you have a dog that loves food and with a little practice, you can get some really cute pictures. Recently I experimented with the Rockin’ Dawgs crew on these photos. What works, […]
Creating Silhouette Photos
A silhouette photo is when the subject is completely dark against a brighter background. It can be a wonderful addition to any photo book or wall decor and can be a great way to emphasize a beautiful landscape or scenery behind your subject. Silhouette photos seem to bring an air of mystery and can have […]
Digging is one of those bad habits that we just can’t get away from. As with most unwanted behaviors such as barking, jumping, play biting, etc., Digging is a natural behavior that all dogs do to a certain extent. While some may be more prone or enioy the process of digging more than others, all […]
5 Tips to Successful Potty Training!
5 Tips to Successful Potty Training! This time of year, many cute little furry balls of fluff find their ways under the Christmas tree. Potty training is one of those things, that if you get a puppy, you just have to go through it. Puppies don’t understand that there is just one single place that […]
Help…My Dog Has The FRAPS!
Ha-ha…it’s not what you think! You might call it the zoomies, the crazies or as I used to call it the 9 o’clock runs in our house, but this witching hour when all your dog’s bad habits start coming out, is technically known as Frenetic Random Active Periods or the FRAPS. Now the important thing […]
5 Tips to Crate Training Success!
5 Tips to Crate Training Success! Crate or kennel training can be an invaluable tool throughout your dog’s life. Many people think the use of a crate as helpful when they are potty training a puppy or to keep a young dog from destroying your house, but it is so much more than that! Do […]
Quick Tips for Loose-Leash Walking!
Do you have a dog that drags you around everywhere you go? Are you the last thing your dog even thinks about paying attention to when you go for your daily walks? For some owners, mastering the art of a loose-leash walk is sometimes the most daunting of tasks, but if you follow these few […]
The Power of A Plan!
All to often, we go into training our dog with great expectations of being able to perform a behavior in OUR idea of the perfect scenario…difficult distractions, high speed response, long-lasting duration, etc. The problem being, that a huge percentage of pet owners expect that once the dog understands a behavior, it should be able to […]
What’s Your Training Game Plan?
When we study for a test we’ll highlight a book, practice flashcards or write an outline. If we are building some new project we might sketch out plans, make a materials needed list or organize the building process in order of what to start with and what path to take to the finish. So why, […]
Walking 101: What To Avoid
Learning how to teach your dog to do a Loose Leash Walk is probably one of the most difficult skills you and your dog must learn how to achieve together. Notice I say together, because when you walk your dog you should be working together…as a team. Focused on each other, attentive to one another […]