Moose at the Movies

So, I was going to show you footage of Moose actually watching a movie, but the only interesting thing would be for you to guess which movie was playing!  That’s because Moose is doing so well now, that he eventually falls asleep and doesn’t make a fuss.  Or maybe….he’s just not interested in the movies Tom and his handler are taking him to! 😊

Walk Your Dog & Help Our Neighborhoods

A+ Dog Training would like to let everyone know that there is a Dog Walker Watch event held on June 24, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. at the Modesto Dog Park (Enslen and Morris).  There will be informational booths, K-9 Demos and lots of fun!  This event is held by the City of Modesto to inform you of how you can use your dog to help prevent crime in your neighborhood.

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It’s Elementary, My Dear Watson

This was our last Elementary class.  We are currently on Week 4 of 5 for the current Elementary and High School classes.  Our next Elementary Class will be held at Four Seasons Park in Turlock.  It will be from 7:00 – 8:00 PM for five consecutive Tuesdays starting on July 18, 2017.

Please call 209-985-7898 if you are interested.  The class is $130/dog.  Class fee may be waived depending on private training program.

Please visit A+ Dog Training’s Facebook Page for some uploaded videos of what goes on in our Elementary class!

Pack Walk Tomorrow at 9 o’clock


May 2017 Pack Walk

June’s Pack Walk is tomorrow, June 10th at 9:00 AM.  Let’s see what kind of bandanna Bluety wears for June!

The time has moved to an hour earlier for the summer months.  Set your alarms!  A+ Dog Training monthly Pack Walks start on the corner of Monte Vista Ave. & Crowell Road at CSU, Stanislaus.  All are welcomed!  The walk lasts for about an hour with plenty of potty breaks for the dogs.  Come and go as you please!

The walk is free for all.  We only ask that you bring bags for waste and clean up after your dog, NO retractable leashes, and one dog per handler.  We set the route for wide open sidewalks and potty stops near garbage cans.  Visit A+ Dog Training on Facebook to see last month’s photo album.

Keep Your Dog Safe this July 4th

Before you know it, the Fourth of July will sneak up quickly.  Be prepared and microchip your dog!

Dogs have a keen sense of hearing and if they are already afraid of loud noises, imagine how hard it will be for them while fireworks are going off near your home.  Yes, there are tools out there that may (or may not) work for your dog that you can buy.

Whatever you choose to use, please begin working and training your dog to relax around loud noises NOW before it’s too late.  Like with anything, the more you train, the better your dog will be.

Here are a few suggestions from A+ Dog Training:

  • Create a “safe space” so your dog knows where to go to when stressed. An example would be their crate in the far back room corner away from people and other animals.
  • Play soothing music where their safe space is that can drown out the loud noises of fireworks and people.
  • Walk your dog to drain their energy before all of the festivities.
  • Keep your dog on leash if your dog will be joining you at the party. This way, you can manage who feeds your dog what; and, you can gauge when your dog is ready to be left alone and needs to relax.

A+ Dog Training has a training CD that we use to remove stress and anxiety in dogs that are afraid of loud noises.  If you are a part of our Calm Canine or A+ Lifetime programs, please ask Tom for a CD and how to use it.  Remember, start your training the sooner the better and we hope that everyone has a safe and happy holiday!

Welcome Dexter & Weema

A+ Dog Training would like for you to meet eight-month-old Weema and her younger brother Dexter the Beagle.  Weema is a Bishon – Shihtzu mix and looks like she loves to take the spotlight away from her brother!  Both Dexter & Weema are on our most popular Calm Canine programs.  We’d like to thank @Pet Avenue for the referral!