Not Just Obedience

Not Just Obedience

As Maggie explores the world out front, GiGi gives her six feet (to the end of the leash) so that she can figure things out on her own and gain confidence independently.  What looks like an empty street to humans is a big world full of smells, birds chirping, bugs flying and the like to

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Appropriate Training Tools

Appropriate Training Tools

Sometimes a flat collar is not the best tool to use for training.  Maggie is very muscular and strong.  With just a flat collar on, she’ll continuously pull, choke, and drag her owners causing them to fall.  We always start training a dog with a flat collar but will switch to a different training collar

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Maggie Meets Ammo

Maggie Meets Ammo

Maggie is ready to meet our Labrador, Ammo. We kept them on each side of the street, which was a safe enough distance for Maggie to be less hyper and more comfortable with another dog around. Maggie wants to pull towards Ammo, but she is more likely not going to be having social dates with

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Beware of Foxtails

Beware of Foxtails

Beware of Foxtails! Foxtails can go up the nose & migrate to the brain.  Embedded foxtails can cause abscesses, pain & death.  Foxtail pieces can easily be inhaled & puncture a lung.  Foxtails love paws & can easily embed between toes.  Remember, they move in one direction.  They dig into any part of the body

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Lovely Leo

Lovely Leo

Meet Leo, a Golden Retriever puppy with lots of energy.  Aside from his owners’ goals of him being a calm, well-mannered pup Leo will also learn how to walk next to his owners without pulling on the leash and master dog obedience commands.  Welcome to our pack family, Leo!

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Stunning Stevie

Stunning Stevie

Meet Stevie, an English Bull Terrier with the politest kids we’ve ever met at our consultations. A few of Stevie’s goals are to learn how to calm down around the kids, not jump on furniture, and master basic dog obedience, commands, & boundaries. Welcome to our pack family, Stevie! Would you like your dog to

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Winnie the Doo

Winnie the Doo

Meet Winnie the Doo, a Miniature Golden Doodle with goals to stop jumping and barking at the wrong times. With A+ Dog Training’s Calm Canine program she’ll also learn to be calmer and have better manners around people. Welcome to our pack family, Winnie! Would you like your dog to be less hyper but keep

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Beautiful Bella

Beautiful Bella

Meet Bella, a Bull Terrier from Hilmar, California. Bella is working on not bolting out the door or running away and better obedience and socialization with other dogs. Her primary goal is to get along with her sister Nola in the house and their pack family is very fortunate to have signed up with A+

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Noble Nola

Noble Nola

Meet Nola, a Queensland from Hilmar, California.  Nola is working on not bolting out the door or running away, better obedience, & socialization with other dogs.  Her primary goal is to get along with her sister Bella in the house and their pack family is very fortunate to have signed up with A+ Dog Training

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Camping With Your Dog

Camping With Your Dog

Coco the maltipoo is helping her family have fun while sheltering in place!   This also reminds A+ Dog Training to discuss with our clients that like to go camping what they can work on during this time so that your dog will be ready to camp outdoors with you. If you are a part

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Bring the Rain

Bring the Rain

Yesterday’s rain was much needed.  It keeps Californian’s indoors to shelter-in-place and we could always use more rain for our agriculture. A+ Dog Training is hoping you are enjoying the time with your family and pets.  And if you’re not…you can always hide in the bathroom or garage. 😉

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Would You Like a Calm Canine?

Would You Like a Calm Canine?

Ever wonder how long our most popular Calm Canine program will take to go through? It really depends on your schedule and how easily your dog picks up on things. Andi’s photo will give you an idea of how long it would take on average.   A peaceful home is your priority. Have a calm

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Doggy Break

Doggy Break

Now that you’re working from home (or stuck at home binge watching Tiger King), get in some much-needed doggy breaks. Go for a quick walk around the block without stopping to smell the roses. Play fetch in the backyard. Work on some obedience training with your dogs in the front yard. A couple of doggy

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You Making Me Crazy

You Making Me Crazy

Now that you are home more, you can help distract your dog from their unhealthy obsessions. Humans think that dogs chasing after their tail all day is cute and funny, but A+ Dog Training sees too many dogs turn it into an obsession. This German Shepherd has caught her tail one too many times. Now

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