Happy Feel Good Friday!

Happy Feel Good Friday!

School’s out and Dr. Aria is in!  Coco plays “Veterinary” with her pack family and makes it to today’s Feel Good Friday post.  Coco started with a Calm Canine program back in October 2019 and upgraded to becoming an A+ Lifetime Member because her owners saw all the benefits with working with A+ Dog Training. 

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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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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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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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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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Are We the Right Fit?

Are We the Right Fit?

A+ Dog Training is here for you if you: Want to learn how to handle any situation with your dog independently Want to reduce frustration & confusion Want to reduce unwanted behaviors Tom’s experience in the U.S. Air Force as a K9 Handler will transfer over to you as you learn how to bond with

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Vaccines Required

Vaccines Required

Today’s Feel Good Friday post goes to Ammo who updated his Bordetella & Influenza at Taylor ER Veterinary in Turlock, California. All dogs are welcomed to A+ Dog Training’s Free Consultation if they are ready to face the outdoors, just bring them on a leash with an adult to handle each dog. For the public’s

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Safe Play

Safe Play

Doggy Daycare might not always be the solution for your dog while you are at work.  We want all dogs to be happy at daycare.  In order to be happy, they must be healthy and safe. Before you send your dog to daycare, ask them what the ratio is for handler to dogs.  One handler

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Puppy Social This Saturday 2 P.M.

Puppy Social This Saturday 2 P.M.

Get advice from a professional dog trainer, be around other puppy owners that are going through the same things you are, and be able to take a one-hour break from the chaos your puppy is causing. This is when you can take a step back and enjoy watching your puppy interact with other non-fully vaccinated

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Happy Fall, Ya’ll!

Happy Fall, Ya’ll!

Happy Fall Ya’ll Dead leaves that are left for long periods of time accumulate moisture, leading to mold and bacteria growth.  Ingestion of these leaves can lead to dogs having negative physical reactions.  Once dried leaves are raked up, allergens can be released into the air.  Be aware and safe this fall season. Remember that

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Playful Puji

Playful Puji

Meet Puji, a Boxer with lots of anxiety and fear.  With A+ Dog Training’s Calm Canine progam, we’ll will help Puji live with less stress and enjoy life on and off the leash.  Welcome to our pack family, Puji!

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It’s Feel Good Friday!

It’s Feel Good Friday!

Today’s Feel Good Friday post goes to Cedar Veterinary Hospital.  They had a table at the Fresno Bully Boo Walk event. Tom spun their wheel and hit the jackpot! That guy is such a lucky dog! He won on Sunday and by Monday he gave away all of the bandannas and treats to our Monday

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Hello, Harley!

Hello, Harley!

Meet Harley, a Lab Shepherd Mix with anxiety.  A+ Dog Training’s Calm Canine program will help Harley minimize his anxiety and stop digging outside.  We’ll also teach him to leave the goats alone!  Welcome to our pack family, Harley!

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