Right after the Shelter in Place and the parks opened up, we made a group class of 5. It just so happened that there were 5 dogs needing a little more extra help with socialization than usual. So we customized the class to help the humans be more comfortable taking their dogs out around other

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Fireworks Tips from Ammo the Senior Dog

Fireworks Tips from Ammo the Senior Dog

As Ammo matures into senior-hood, the sound of fireworks is suddenly more alarming to him.  A few measures we are now taking during “fireworks season” are: Making sure his microchip contact info is current Making sure his contact info is current with his veterinarian Making sure his contact info is current with the City Making

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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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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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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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Puppy Social Tomorrow at 2:00 P.M.

Puppy Social Tomorrow at 2:00 P.M.

There were six puppies at December’s Puppy Social at Taylor ER Veterinary. We’re holding January’s tomorrow, January 4, 2020 from 2:00 – 3:00 P.M. Why wait until your puppy has all their shots in 4 months?  By then some owners feel that it’s much harder to socialize their puppy and teach them manners when being

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Frank’s First Christmas

Frank’s First Christmas

This is Frank’s first Christmas, hence the puppy gate around the tree.  Frank was able to hold semi-still long enough for A+ Dog Training to take a picture. Merry Christmas to all the dogs that are celebrating their first Christmas in a warm, new home!  With love, blessings, peace, & patience from A+ Dog Training.

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Kids & Dogs

Kids & Dogs

A+ Dog Training doesn’t just teach your dog obedience commands like Sit, Down, Leave It, Stay, etc.  We also show your family how to read your dog’s body language.  This can be helpful for the little ones to learn early on when dogs need their space and when it’s a good time to cuddle.  Call

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Please Be Safe

Please Be Safe

With shorter daylight hours, it’s possible that you’ll start walking your dog during the dark.  This means that you’ll be less visible to cars.  Most of the time, those cars are preoccupied with holiday shopping and errands, or are rushing to get home from a stressful day at work.  Be sure to limit the distance

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New Dogs & Children

New Dogs & Children

Introducing a new dog to your children:   1. Keep introductions short and sweet. Always end on a good note.   2. Establish a routine so that you can supervise both the dog and children together. This is the perfect time to establish rules for how the kids can interact with the dog. Dogs need

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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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Happy Halloween 2019

Happy Halloween 2019

Tom decided to take the time to have the skeleton work on Place as he takes a picture of it. Haha! This was as he worked with a client at Home Depot in Turlock, CA. The skeleton was on the ground next to the dog bed (both for sale). Don’t lock your dog in the

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Pitter Patter Patti

Pitter Patter Patti

Meet Patti, a Pug puppy with the zoomies who loves to eat plants. With A+ Dog Training’s Calm Canine + Puppy Exclusive, Patti will learn to leave the plants alone; along with other boundaries and rules around the house. Welcome to our pack family, Patti!

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Awesome Athena

Awesome Athena

Meet Athena, a Great Dane with goals of Staying & Coming more on command.  A+ Dog Training will help Athena’s owners set and communicate the boundaries & rules in the house so that both their large dog and young child can have fun and are safe together in the home.  Welcome to our pack family,

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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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Crate Training Your Puppy

Crate Training Your Puppy

Today’s Feel Good Friday post goes to Enzo who worked on crate training during his board & train stay.  Enzo had a solid seven days of work with A+ Dog Training and he learned that once he’s in his crate, he was able to relax.  LOOK AT HOW RELAXED HE IS. hahaha  Happy Feel Good

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Puppy Social This Saturday at 2 P.M.

Puppy Social This Saturday at 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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Seat Belt for Dogs

Seat Belt for Dogs

If you let your dog roam freely in the car as you drive, you might want to consider getting a seat belt leash. It’s a short leash that attaches to the seat belt buckle. This will help with any issues of your dog trying to crawl into your lap or move into the front seat

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