It’s All About Balance

It’s All About Balance

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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Pack Walk @ 9 a.m. this Saturday

Pack Walk @ 9 a.m. this Saturday

If your goal is to enjoy walking and socializing your dogs, this is your perfect opportunity…because it’s free!  A+ Dog Training wants to get to know you, your family, and your dog!  Come join us for a walk and meet other dogs and dog owners. Walks last from 45 minutes to one hour with open

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Puppy Social This Saturday

Puppy Social This Saturday

A+ Dog Training’s Puppy Social is Saturday, June 4th @ 2:00 – 3:00 P.M. It will be held at Taylor ER Veterinary Emergency Hospital where non-fully vaccinated puppies are safe to socially play and learn from each other (must have at least two rounds of vaccines). Please call Taylor ER Veterinary for more details and

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Happy Tongue Out Tuesday

Happy Tongue Out Tuesday

Stevie is sporting a beautiful bandana for today’s Tongue Out Tuesday post and she wants to remind everyone about why rules & boundaries are so important. 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:

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Memorial Monday

Memorial Monday

For those who gave all, WE REMEMBER. We have a profound opportunity to remember their ultimate sacrifice with a moment of silence, a reverent act, or a thoughtful gesture of thanks. We hope you will join A+ Dog Training this year as we remember & honor the fallen. Please visit a veteran organization you trust

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Beautiful Bailey

Beautiful Bailey

Meet Bailey, a Labrador with goals to not bolt out the door or jump on people and things.  Bailey’s owners would also like her to have a solid “Come” outdoors and to not get on the counters at home.  Welcome to our pack family, Bailey!

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Let’s Get Creative in the Heat

Let’s Get Creative in the Heat

As the Valley heats up, it’s time to get creative on how you socialize your dog.  We took Ammo to Baker Family Chiropractic in Modesto.  Their building is cool & comfortable, Ammo gets to say hello to everyone, and GiGi gets an adjustment. With larger dogs, you’ve also got to keep in mind how hot

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Achieve the Results You Want

Achieve the Results You Want

If you are considering if A+ Dog Training is right for you… Remember that YOU GET RESULTS. You get the professional trainer EVERY TIME – not a less experienced, part-time employee. (Tom & Olive hop onto the playground for a picture.  Olive got an A+ for Sit Stay!)

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Built With You in Mind

Built With You in Mind

A+ Dog Training does not have a facility.  Our free, one-hour consultations are at our home office.  We want to invite you into our home before you must invite us into yours. Most private sessions are held in your home, where the dog is most comfortable and where there are less distractions.  This will help

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Ready is Redi for Training

Ready is Redi for Training

Meet Redi, a Ridgeback Mix that showed up on John & Paula’s land.  They named him Redi because they were getting him ready to be adopted.  They should’ve named him Forever because he has since become a part of their family!  Redi’s main goals are to have a solid Stay & a solid Come for

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Perfect Pickle

Perfect Pickle

Meet Pickle, a Border Collie with goals to master Come, Stay, and be less reactive when seeing other dogs in public.  Pickle is in a family that enjoys the outdoors and has also signed him up for agility.  Welcome to our pack family, Pickle!

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Getting a Dog?

Getting a Dog?

Things to budget for when getting a dog: Veterinary visits / Checkups Monthly Flea & Tick / Heartworm Medications Vaccinations City License Food Training Grooming fees Treats Dog gear for home (crate/runner, bed, collar, food & water bowls, pooper scooper, etc.) Dog gear for travel (leash, collar, I.D. tags, crate, blanket, towel, first aid kit,

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Anxious Annie

Anxious Annie

Meet Annie, a German Shepherd with goals to master obedience, walk politely on a leash, and be calmer around people.  Annie is nervous, hyper, & scared around humans and A+ Dog Training’s Calm Canine program is just the solution.  Welcome to our pack family, Annie!

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Beautiful Bo

Beautiful Bo

Meet Bo, a Silver Labrador that’s our newest, exclusive A+ Lifetime Member.  Aside from mastering obedience, one of Bo’s current goals is to become an indoor dog.  Because Bo is a big puppy that excitedly jumps, the youngest child in the household is afraid of Bo’s overbearing play.  A+ Lifetime can’t wait to show Bo

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The Importance of Voice Tones

The Importance of Voice Tones

A+ Dog Training knows the importance of voice tones & how to communicate properly with dogs.  A praise voice is just as important as a correction & command voice.  Too much praise will result in an unruly & confused dog.  Too much correction will result in a fearful & unresponsive dog.  Let A+ Dog Training

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