Family Dog Training

Tristan was at July’s Pool Social and loved it.  He enjoyed it so much that he brought his Uncle Cooper to the August Pool Social!  Nothing makes us more happy and proud than when your family dogs join in with A+ Dog Training.  How can we be of service to your dog and your relatives’ dogs?  Do you need a trainer to come in for an hour and show you how to socialize them peacefully at your house for the holidays?  The possibilities are endless with A+ Dog Training!  Give us a call at 209-985-7898 and we’ll chat!

Pretty Paisley

Meet Paisley, an Aussidoodle training on being alone outdoors. It might seem common sense to us about the rules of the house, but A+ Dog Training is here to help Paisley understand her boundaries so that there’s respect and peace with all family members. Paisley is one of our VIP (very important pup) A+ Lifetime Members. We are so excited to be giving Paisley unlimited training! Welcome to the A+ pack family, Paisley!

Tongue Out Tuesday Halloween Tips

Halloween is exactly one week away.  Aside from the usual, “Keep all candy away from your dogs,” here are a few tips from A+ Dog Training:

  • Walk your dog before nightfall. Take your dog on a long walk to get their energy out.  A calm dog will be less likely to bark or bolt out the door.
  • Keep your dog on a leash when answering the door.
  • With all of the excitement of trick-or-treaters, be prepared by holding onto your dog with a short leash. Practice Sit Stay as you swing the door open and adore the costumes.  Keep saying Stay as you pass out candy.  Once the door is closed, say OK (or give your dog a release command) then praise them with a treat of their own!
  • If your dog is a barker (and you’ve already given them a nice, long walk before dusk), see if you could have another person at the house hold onto the leash as you greet the trick-or-treaters. This way, the handler can walk the dog towards the door so that your dog could see the trick-or-treaters.  But, if your dog barks the handler could remove your dog away from viewing the excitement quickly.  By removing your dog from the doorway when they bark, it lets them know that barking causes them to be away from the fun.  If your dog stops barking before the trick-or-treaters are gone, bring them back to view the fun.  The more trick-or-treaters you have, the more practice your dog will get.

A non-retractable leash that you could keep short will be your favorite tool this Halloween.  It will help keep your dog in control and joining in on the fun with manners.  Stay safe this Tuesday and we hope to see you ringing our doorbell in Turlock!

Real Labrador Meets Stuffed Warthog

Cabella’s in Reno, NV was a great rest stop for A+ Dog Training has we traveled from California to Idaho.  They now allow dogs to roam the store with their owners.  There are still the outdoor kennels that you could keep your dog in if you didn’t want to take them inside the store.

Find more pictures like these in our album entitled, “Places to Bring Your Dog” on A+ Dog Training’s Facebook Page.