Congratulations to our July 2018 Elementary Graduates! We managed to get about half of the class in pictures and I finally had time to post them online, but here it is! There was such a variety of breeds in this class. We are so proud of them all!
Turn up the volume! I make fun of my dog having a leaf stuck on his paw as he walks. Haha.
This post is really a reminder for everyone that we will have our last Free Community Pack Walk for 2017 tomorrow, December 2nd, at 10:00 AM. We meet at the corner of Monte Vista Ave. & Crowell Rd. at CSU, Stanislaus in Turlock. Come & go as you please! We just request that you bring bags for waste and a non-retractable leash. One dog per person but you can bring as many friends and family as you’d like!
Here’s a video clip of Moose going down the stairs for the first time. He did not know what to do and kept trying to jump to the bottom while skipping a few steps. Eventually he’ll learn that as a working service dog, he’ll need to slowly descend and help his handler. But first things first…introduction to stairs! March 12, 2017
There are different ways to train your dog to stop pulling while walking on a leash. A+ Dog Training shows you various solutions and then allows you to try it while Tom observes you in practice. Click on the title, “Loose Leash Walking” to view a clip of our Elementary class.
Click on the link above (Doors at Home Depot) to watch Tom build confidence on going through various doors.
Our Labrador was once afraid to cross from our bedroom door to the office door. Now, he can go through all sorts of doors and while walking in a strip mall will try to go through the automatic doors that blow out their cool air conditioning.
Think outside the box when training your dog because no dog is the same and each have their own unique personality – just like humans. If your dog has a fear that they need to overcome and you’ve tried everything, try A+ Dog Training!
A positive reinforcement does not always mean to feed your dog a lot of treats. Some dogs are ball driven, toy driven, or praise driven. Some dogs would even be happy just feeling you pat them on the back.
Click on the video link entitled Felix and His Rope to see how Felix is rewarded after several minutes of training.
Ever wonder what other dogs do after a private training session? Click on the link above to watch Felix enjoy his treat.
I have been reading a few recent articles about dogs attacking children. Our programs are designed to train your dog to live peacefully with babies. Yes, dogs are animals and accidents can occur. However, A+ Dog Training is there to show dog owners how to prevent unwanted situations and even train your children how to be a responsible dog owner.
Our A+ Lifetime Program is exciting because our families never know exactly when they’ll be expecting a new addition to their family. It could be a year after training with them that we’ll receive a call and come back to train and prepare their dog to its new boundaries with the nursery, smells, and sounds of a baby. We even have a CD specializing in training your dog!
If you are ever nervous about having your dog around the baby or children or if your children are too afraid to perform dog chores (walking and feeding the dog), please don’t hesitate to call A+ Dog Training. It is never to late.
The Salvation Army of Turlock had their annual Kettle Dash with a Dog Walk. It was great to see some clients socializing their dog and being a part of the community this weekend.