Creating Peace in the Home

Creating Peace in the Home

Hazel, Alexia, & Penelope are enjoying their time off from school and being with their pup Jett. Jett has been an A+ Lifetime Member since September 2018. His number one priority was to stop nipping at the kids and to have manners around the children. Fast forward to 2020 and look at his A+ doggy

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Happy Feel Good Friday with Rocky

Happy Feel Good Friday with Rocky

Rocky is an English Cream Golden Retriever and was trained by A+ Dog Training to become a therapy dog.  Rocky hasn’t been able to visit with hospice patience since the Shelter in Place Order and boy is he driving his owners crazy.  It’s hard to keep an extroverted social dog at home!  Rocky has been

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The Make a Wish Dog

The Make a Wish Dog

By the time Bailey came to us for the free consultation, he had chewed through his leash!  Bailey has been an A+ Lifetime member since March.  Tom was able to have one session with Bailey until the Shelter in Place order was in effect.  GiGi had sent a couple of training videos since. Bailey is

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Happy Poppy

Happy Poppy

The Estacio Family rescued this adorable Pit Bull and named her Poppy. Poppy has been an A+ Lifetime Member since December 2019. She’s one of the most laid-back dogs we know. Let’s all follow Poppy’s example and worry as little as possible during this pandemic. Did you recently rescue a dog? Have you been helping

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms that end up taking care of the puppies that Dad brings home.  Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms that listened to their children’s promises of taking care of a dog, because we all know you end up taking care of the dog anyway! And to all of

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Happy Tongue Out Tuesday

Happy Tongue Out Tuesday

Happy Tongue Out Tuesday with love from Maggie-in-the-shade! Maggie & Tom take a break in the shade during their walk. Don’t forget to always check how warm the ground is before you go on walks with your dog. Now that it’s heating up, if the ground is too hot for the back of your hand

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Hello from Tom

Hello from Tom

In case you forgot how your dog trainer looks… The past couple of days Tom has called about 50 clients and people scheduled for consultations.  He still has another 50 to go.  We’re making an effort to keep in touch during this pandemic via phone!  Please don’t hesitate to call Tom if something arises with

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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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