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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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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Puppy Social This Saturday

Puppy Social This Saturday

Don’t wait for your puppy to be four months old to show the world to them.  The critical socialization period is usually around 3-12 weeks. You can take the puppy out after getting two shots. However, be safe where you take your pup. NO dog parks, walking in the pet stores or other high dog-traffic

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Creating Peace in the Home

Creating Peace in the Home

Rules are what a dog is and isn’t allowed to do: Don’t jump on people. Don’t pull on the walk. Boundaries control where a dog can & can’t go: The baby’s room is off-limits.  Don’t go out the door until I say so. Boundaries also teach your dog what is & isn’t theirs. Rules &

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Dog Trainers Need Treats Too

Dog Trainers Need Treats Too

Dog Trainers need treats too!  I was treated with a Rodan + Fields Rescue Mask & Compression Therapy at Elite Physical Therapy and Fitness Inc.  Thanks for helping me figure out the right product for protecting my face from the elements of the outdoors.  The change in weather and allergies to just about everything in

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A Well-Balanced Dog

A Well-Balanced Dog

Like some children in a swimming pool that never want to get out, some puppies & dogs don’t know any better and could play for hours.  Dogs need a balance of activity and calm times.  Make sure to give your dog a “quiet time” by providing them with a place away from others and activity

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Awesome Axl

Awesome Axl

Meet Axl from Hughson, California.  Axl is a Weimaraner with separation anxiety.  A+ Dog Training’s Calm Canine program is the perfect fit to help Axl become a more confident and well-balanced dog.  Welcome to our pack family, Axl!

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