Honey, I’m Home.

Honey, I’m Home.

Many current & future clients call A+ Dog Training because of separation anxiety.  It might not seem like a big change to humans, but your dog got used to you working from home.  Working on your departure & arrival habits could help. Hellos and goodbyes should be low key.  When leaving your dog alone, don’t

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Due to COVID-19, we had to reduce the size of our classes to a maximum of 5 dogs at the beginning of June. We were fortunate to have 5 dogs from both April & May’s Elementary classes that needed to be rescheduled. These five particular dogs need a lot more help NOT reacting to other

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Tennis Ball Does the Trick

Tennis Ball Does the Trick

Titus has been an A+ Lifetime Member since April 2018.  When we first met Titus, his owners couldn’t find the right dog sitter to handle him and so vacationing was out of the question.  Tom has handled hyper German Shepherds since he was in the Air Force, and the owners soon realized just how much

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Customized Training for the Pack

Customized Training for the Pack

Caxton the Frenchie has been an A+ Lifetime Member since October 2019.  Caxton is in training to become a therapy dog for hospice care.  He is very lovable and doesn’t seem to mind when other dogs are around.  Conrad and Tulip, on the other hand, have some manners they still need to learn and are

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The Hostess with the Mostest

The Hostess with the Mostest

Kona has been an A+ Lifetime Member since February 2017.  She enjoys early morning jogs with her owner and drops into classes whenever she has time.  Kona can get very vocal and excited when hosting LightHouse Family Church’s Young Adults Group at her home and A+ Dog Training will drop by 15 minutes before the

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Shy Dogs Welcomed

Shy Dogs Welcomed

Nike began with a Calm Canine program back in February 2019.  Her owner realized how much progress Nike has made with A+ Dog Training, that she upgraded to becoming an A+ Lifetime Member.  This is greatly beneficial for Nike, because now Nike can attend classes whenever possible.  Nike is a very shy and nervous dog

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T-Shirts for Everyone!

T-Shirts for Everyone!

Teddy has been an A+ Lifetime Member since February 2017.  His 14 yr. old handler put on a t-shirt and socks so that Teddy would stop scratching and let his wounds heal after surgery.  The only thing Teddy is missing is an A+ Dog Training t-shirt! Click HERE to support A+ Dog Training through this

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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 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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