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Pearl in the Pool

Pearl, the wire-haired Griffon, wants to show off her water skills with you!  Pearl joined A+ Dog Training on a One Hour Group Club:  Pool Party in August.  This was her second time this summer at our Turlock pool party and she is really a great swimmer.

Visit Pearl on A+ Dog Training’s Facebook Page and search for the August 2017 Pool Social Album.

Share Your Peace With Others

It’s the first Saturday in November which means there are only seven Saturdays left until Christmas.  People are rushing and have many things on their mind so traffic is horrendous…yes, even for us in Turlock.

Aren’t you glad Tom from A+ Dog Training comes to you?  He makes dog training hassle free.  You don’t have to rush to get home from work, scarf down some food, load up your dog, and meet a trainer at their facility.  You can schedule your training after work and after dinner.  Tom will meet you at your door with a calmness and peace that only he can bring, and share that with your excited dog.

Can you relate?  Have you driven home from work or after secret holiday shopping trips from the kids and was grateful that A+ Dog Training was coming to you?  If so, please share that with someone else who has a dog.  It’s the best way that you could show A+ Dog Training your appreciation!

Here’s to a peaceful and stress-free holiday season!

Kindergarten Graduates

We hope that these Kindergarten graduates have learned a thing or two to prepare them for the holidays.  We also hope to see them graduate all the way through A+ Dog Training’s High School classes in Turlock, CA!

Our next Kindergarten class should be sometime in mid-January 2018.  Please keep checking back on our website for more details.

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!