From Panic to Pawsome

From Panic to Pawsome

Enzo the Labradoodle has been an A+ Lifetime Member since July 2019.  Enzo’s family came to us with a list of behaviors:  nipping the children, chewing furniture, barking at people on walks, jumping on the couch, counter surfing, and biting at the leash when preparing for a walk.  These are all typical puppy behaviors and

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Caxton Works on Stay in his Bed

Caxton Works on Stay in his Bed

Caxton the Frenchie works on Stay in his bed.  Way to go, Caxton! When you choose our Calm Canine program you end up with a great dog.  But don’t forget that this also provides you with the opportunity to talk to your neighbors about A+ Dog Training. We want your dog to be the role

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