Socially Distancing is Cool

Socially Distancing is Cool

Puppies socially distanced before social distancing was a thing.  Roxie & Ruger are fine walking together if they are far enough apart.  If they get any closer, it’ll be a leash-tangled party of jumping and playing.  A+ Dog Training is here to show them that a productive walk can be a good time too! Does

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It’s a Thrilling Thursday!

It’s a Thrilling Thursday!

It’s a Thrilling Thursday with A+ Dog Training & we are thrilled to highlight training Roxie at Baker Family Chiropractic!  Roxie is progressing with her manners around humans & the command Stay.  Today she works in the big city of Modesto! Baker Family Chiropractic is there weekly for GiGi’s back pain & soreness.  Tom enjoys

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Chores with a Puppy

Chores with a Puppy

It’s chore day! Doing chores with a puppy in the home can be a big burden and take longer to accomplish.  Roxie learns how humans expect her to be when they get busy with chores. If your dog has become the Sock Monster & doesn’t listen to you when you say Leave It while you

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Employee of the Week

Employee of the Week

I’ve got a new co-worker in the office at A+ Dog Training! Roxie’s job is to be calm on her bed. At this rate, she might earn Employee of the Week. Does your dog embarrass you during your Zoom meetings? Are you the one that always has to be on mute? Call A+ Dog Training

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Follow Roxie’s Journey on FB

Follow Roxie’s Journey on FB

Roxie is a 9-month-old Golden Retriever that was getting the hang of living with her family until unforeseen circumstances caused Roxie to have to live in the backyard for two months while her owner recovers.  A+ Dog Training’s Board & Train program is a seven-day kickstart for Roxie to relearn what she already knew and

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Romping Roxie

Romping Roxie

Happy Tongue Out Tuesday with love from Roxie! Roxie is a Golden Retriever with goals of being less excited and peacefully living indoors with her owners.  A+ Dog Training’s most popular Calm Canine program is the best fit for her.  Welcome to our pack family, Roxie! Get ready to follow Roxie throughout the week and

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Mama’s Got a New Pair of Shoes

Mama’s Got a New Pair of Shoes

Working for A+ Dog Training requires a new pair of sneakers about every six months.  Tom knows when he needs new shoes because dogs won’t stop sniffing them to see what other dogs he’s worked with.  LOL If you look hard enough, you could figure out which two are the old pairs of shoes.  But

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Effervescent Enzo

Effervescent Enzo

Meet Enzo, Golden Retriever on A+ Dog Training’s most popular Calm Canine program. Retrievers enjoy greeting guests and we are going to show Enzo & his brother how to be the “hosts with the mosts”. Welcome to our pack family, Enzo! Do you need a little extra help from a professional to get your dog

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Wiggly Wrigley

Wiggly Wrigley

Meet Wrigley, Golden Retriever on A+ Dog Training’s most popular Calm Canine program.  Retrievers enjoy greeting guests and we are going to show Wrigley & his brother how to be the “hosts with the mosts”.  Welcome to our pack family, Wrigley! Do you need a little extra help from a professional to get your dog

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A Pit Bull in a Crowd

A Pit Bull in a Crowd

The perks of being professional dog trainers is that people trust you & allow you to manage a dog (any dog) in a crowd.  We sat in the very back with Matisse & worked on Stay for an hour without distracting anyone.  She did such a great job!

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Stay, Socialization, & Lunch

Stay, Socialization, & Lunch

We love working on Stay with a dog because it gives us a reason to dine out! Matisse did an awesome job staying by Tom’s feet at Lulu’s Ice Cream Parlor on Canal Rd. in Turlock. Of course, she did have an already productive morning so working on Stay by lunchtime just got easier. Impress

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Train in Different Neighborhoods

Train in Different Neighborhoods

Tom had a private training session with Emi so I took this opportunity to work with Matisse in a new location.  At the end, they were both tired from their separate sessions & briefly got to look & say hello to each other.  You can follow Emi the Shih Tzu on Instagram @all_about_emi

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It’s Not Always Play Time

It’s Not Always Play Time

Tom & Matisse got to join our Dog Walking client Teddy this morning. Both dogs think that whenever they see another dog, they get to jump on each other and play. This walk was to communicate to them that not every dog is a playmate. Socializing can be doing a constructive activity (like walking or

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Car Rides

Car Rides

Matty’s owner said that she is very needy while riding in her sport’s car. I sat in the back of our Charger as Tom drove us to various training locations.  I tried to simulate a two-seater car with me as the driver to see what Matisse would do. Really all Matisse needs is the proper

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Regal Remi

Regal Remi

Meet Remi, a German Shepherd puppy that was born a month before COVID-19 hit.  Remi will need a little more work on socializing around other people and A+ Dog Training’s most popular Calm Canine program will help her reach her goal.  Welcome to our pack family, Remi! Many inquire about dog obedience classes.  Our group

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Towering Tonka

Towering Tonka

Meet Tonka the Great Dane puppy.  Tonka is our newest, exclusive A+ Lifetime member.  His goals are to recognize body awareness and manners in the home.  At 1 ½ years, he’s already taller than the kitchen island.  Welcome to our pack family, Tonka! Ready to build a cooperative relationship with your dog?  Call A+ Dog

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Radical Reagan

Radical Reagan

Meet Reagan, a Labrador on A+ Dog Training’s exclusive A+ Lifetime Membership.  Reagan’s initial goals are to heel on a walk and greeting with manners.  Reagan’s owner is a USMC veteran and donated an additional $100 to MWDTSA!  Give this post a LIKE & SHARE to show our appreciation for service and continued generosity to

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Clever Clover

Clever Clover

Meet Clover, a German Shepherd Mix puppy ready to start her life right with A+ Dog Training.  We’ve worked with Clover’s owner in the past with another dog and are excited to train Clover now!  Welcome to our pack family, Clover! Are you excited & want nothing but the best for your new puppy?  Not

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Happy Feel Good Friday

Happy Feel Good Friday

Today’s Feel Good Friday post goes to Wrigley & Enzo after about 20 minutes on their first day with A+ Dog Training!   A+ Dog Training schedules the first 2 training sessions for 30 minutes with your dog because we know how much it could be for them. However, Tom stays an extra 30 minutes

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