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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Keep the Schedule

Keep the Schedule

Your dog is accustomed to you waking up and going through a pre-work routine every morning.  Dogs are creatures of habit so if they’re used to being fed breakfast, going potty, and out for a morning walk around the same time try not to deviate from it.  Figure out a schedule that works well with

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Balance is Key

Balance is Key

Now that you’re home all day will get your dog to look for a little more extra attention from you.  That’s fine as long as you don’t go overboard.  Remember, this is only temporary and spoiling your dog with too much attention now can lead to separation anxiety and destructive behaviors when you go back

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Darling Daisy

Darling Daisy

Meet Daisy, a German Shepherd with goals of getting along with Marshmallow (the older dog), have better manners around guests and strangers, and to obey commands better.  Daisy is not only a part of A+ Dog Training’s pack family, but her owners are a part of the LightHouse Family Church family!  Welcome to our pack

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Kool Kenji

Kool Kenji

Meet Kenji, a Shiba Inu from Modesto, California.  Aside from obedience commands like Leave It, A+ Dog Training will be working on Kenji’s aggressive temperament and teaching his owner how to calm him down.  Welcome to our pack family, Kenji! Do you have a dog that barks & growls at other people or other dogs? 

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Bubbly Baily

Bubbly Baily

Meet Baily, a French Bulldog (on left) from Modesto, California enrolled in A+ Dog Training’s Calm Canine Program along with his brother Snuggie & sister Sulley. All three dogs are working on their manners, socialization skills, and walking politely as a pack. Welcome to our pack family, Baily! If you have more than one dog

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Silly Sulley

Silly Sulley

Meet Sulley, a French Bulldog from Modesto, California enrolled in A+ Dog Training’s Calm Canine Program along with his brother Baily & sister. All three dogs are working on their manners, socialization skills, and walking politely as a pack. Welcome to our pack family, Sulley! If you have more than one dog at home and

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Snuggles with Snuggie

Snuggles with Snuggie

Happy Tongue Out Tuesday!  Snuggie is a French Bulldog from Modesto enrolled in A+ Dog Training’s Calm Canine Program along with his brother & sister.  All three dogs are working on their manners, socialization skills, and walking politely as a pack.  Welcome to our pack family, Snuggie! If you have more than one dog at

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Beautiful Bailey

Beautiful Bailey

Meet Bailey, a Chocolate Labrador from Ceres, California.  Bailey was trained with another company, but his owner is looking for more training like walking beside each other, emotional support, and for this Labrador to be calm when healthcare workers come to the house.  Welcome to our pack family, Bailey, A+ Dog Training is here to

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Just Keep Walking

Just Keep Walking

This is just a reminder that you and your children staying home more could be a big change for your dog that might cause them to start up some bad behaviors. Walking has a lot of advantages at both ends of the leash, including weight loss, decreasing risks of certain diseases, and the promotion of positive

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Miss Patti the Pug Puppy

Miss Patti the Pug Puppy

I had spoken to Marylee on Monday regarding Patti’s current obedience classes and her choice to be self-quarantined with her husband that has serious, underlying medical conditions.  I told Marylee that since we weren’t going to see her until Elementary’s class in July, if she needed ANYTHING, I’m available to run errands or drop off

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Poppy’s Reward

Poppy’s Reward

Poppy got a lot of pets while getting weighed at Pet Supplies Plus – Turlock, CA ALWAYS reward good behavior. Try to catch your dog doing something right and reinforce it with a lot of praise, their favorite toy, or a small tidbit of their favorite food instead of catching them doing something wrong and punishing them. 

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Baby Blue

Baby Blue

Meet Blue from Turlock, California.  Blue is a Blue Tick Coon Hound & Queensland Mix with goals to stop biting & jumping on people and to master better dog obedience commands.  Blue began attending A+ Dog Training’s Puppy Socials.  Blue was so timid and stayed up against the wall for the first couple of Socials. 

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