Dogs, Walks, Poems, & People

Dogs, Walks, Poems, & People

I walk Colt & Ruger three days a week around their neighborhood.  This year I noticed an elderly gentleman sitting on his front porch, soaking in the morning sunshine.  He wasn’t always out front to wave hello to, but I did notice that he was out there more often this year than last. One day

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Tricks & Treats Aren’t Over

Tricks & Treats Aren’t Over

It’s not too late to rid your dog of big, inflatable fears.  By practicing with Halloween decorations now, your dog will be less afraid of inflatable Santa when you walk Christmas Tree Lane with them.  You can also work on Sit Stay for the camera.  This morning there were lots of yummy lollipops, opened Twix

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Pack Walk TOMORROW 10 A.M.

Pack Walk TOMORROW 10 A.M.

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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Dogs React to Kids Off to College Too

Dogs React to Kids Off to College Too

It’s that time. ☹ For those that have trained with us before, just remember the tips & techniques that we’ve given you to help your dog transition when your child goes off to college and the household dynamics change again. For those that find your dog reacting differently or displaying new, unwanted behaviors…A+ Dog Training

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Couch Commands

Couch Commands

We walked by a neighbor giving away a couch so Stevie is here to remind you about how personalized your dog training experience can be with A+ Dog Training. Sometimes part of A+ Dog Training’s private, customized session will be about the house rules with the couch.  Sometimes the husband doesn’t mind the dog on

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To Bring Your Dog?

To Bring Your Dog?

Sometimes puppies or dogs are too wiggly and active for the owners to pay attention to during a consultation with A+ Dog Training.  The owners & Tom discuss everything about the dog to successfully develop a strategy & plan on how to accomplish their goals.  It’s hard to hold a conversation when their puppy or

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Peaceful Reminder

Peaceful Reminder

Nigel & A+ Dog Training would like to remind you to take a minute and relax with your dog.  Dog training doesn’t always have to be about Sit, Down, Stay, Come, or walking on a loose leash.  Sometimes you just need to take your dog out to the front yard, pull up a chair and

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Self Care Saturday

Self Care Saturday

Today’s Self Care Saturday goes to Nigel, the patient one.  Nigel doesn’t complain when his mom needs to take a break in the shade during their walks.  Instead, Nigel takes a moment to stop and smell the flowers! Nigel & A+ Dog Training hopes that you remember to breathe, choose to not complain, & remember

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Self Care Saturday

Self Care Saturday

Today’s Self Care Saturday goes to Teddy with his fresh cut & mustache bandana.  Teddy made sure I got a photo of his bandana at every angle.  Isn’t he a handsome boy?! Teddy & A+ Dog Training hopes that you remember to take some time to care of yourself today!

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Dog Tips for July 4th

Dog Tips for July 4th

More Pets Go Missing on Independence Day Than Any Other Day Here are a few tips to provide a safe Fourth of July for your pack family! Take your dog for a long walk before the festivities begin. This will allow them to potty during the quiet, peaceful time and tire them out. Make sure

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Just Keep Walking

Just Keep Walking

It’s a Happy Tongue Out Tuesday with the gang! This is just a reminder that your children staying home more for summer break 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

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Creating Balance

Creating 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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Vet Visits Don’t Have to Be Stressful

Vet Visits Don’t Have to Be Stressful

Ammo had an appointment at Taylor ER Veterinary and met Dr. Kopitzke for the first time.  He fell in love with her, and she said he is the sweetest boy.  😊  Dr. Kopitzke took the time to answer all our questions and gave great advice.  And of course, Ammo couldn’t leave without showing the world

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Feel Good Friday

Feel Good Friday

It was Kali’s final training session with A+ Dog Training.  We are confident that we gave her owners enough techniques to equip them to continue training Kali to trust other dogs again.  Teddy joined us for the final session so that Kali can practice being more comfortable around other dogs after her unfortunate incident with

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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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