Happy Feel Good Friday!

Happy Feel Good Friday!

It’s always a Feel Good Friday at Baker Family Chiropractic Center in Modesto, CA. Chocco joins us at my chiropractor for some socialization & to explore a new environment. He was very excited to meet Dr. Herline & the rest of the team. If your dream is to take your dog with you to pet

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Puppy Steps

Puppy Steps

GiGi walked Chocco up and down the street for 37 minutes.  He is a young pup that is still exploring the outdoors.  GiGi worked on having Chocco focus on her instead of the ground, not to walk ahead and pull on the leash, and she throws in some obedience (e.g. Sit, Stay, Ok).  Although they

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Bond Dogs with Walking

Bond Dogs with Walking

The best way to introduce two dogs is by walking.  Dogs love walking in a pack.  Chocco the puppy learns to leave Ammo, the senior dog, alone while on a walk.  This will translate easier when they are in the house together and Ammo doesn’t want to play with Chocco. A+ Dog Training’s goal is

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Slip Leashes for the Win

Slip Leashes for the Win

Keeping a “magic leash” on Chocco until he learns his boundaries is a great technique with all puppies. We have lots of these magical leashes so make sure to ask Tom for a couple if you need them. This puppy has almost chewed through two in 8 days. It only takes a second to realize

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Magnificent Matisse

Magnificent Matisse

Meet Matisse, a Pitbull Mix rescued into a loving home.  Matisse sometimes shows too much anxiety and excitement.  A+ Dog Training’s Calm Canine program is just the help this rescue needs.  Welcome to our pack family, Matisse! Do you have a rescue dog that is uncertain of his new home?  A+ Dog Training can show

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Cheerful Chocco

Cheerful Chocco

Meet Chocco, a Rottweiler Pyrenees Mix on A+ Dog Training’s Calm Canine program.  We’ve worked with Chocco’s family before and now we’re back to help Chocco get comfortable with his crate, leash, and basic obedience.  Chocco’s Board & Train journey will be posted soon.  Welcome to our pack family, Chocco!

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Awesome Akbash Pair

Awesome Akbash Pair

Meet Max & Molly.  They might look like Labradors, but they are both Akbash, a breed native to Turkey.  Max & Molly will learn how to stay within their boundaries (e.g. yard, garage), walk better on a leash, and continue to master commands.  Welcome to our pack family, Max & Molly! Do you have dogs

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Talented Tucker

Talented Tucker

Meet Tucker, a Lhasa Apso Poodle Mix on A+ Dog Training’s Calm Canine Program.  A few of Tucker’s goals are to achieve housebreaking and have better manners (not jumping) on guests that come to the house.  Tucker tends to whine, bark, and pull towards other dogs and we’re here to guide his family on walks. 

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Lovable Lobo

Lovable Lobo

Meet Lobo, a Husky that is an exclusive A+ Lifetime Member. A+ Dog Training will help Lobo understand how to walk better on a leash without pulling, obey commands better, & learn to have manners and be calmer. Eventually, Lobo will be able to travel and go camping with his family. Welcome to our pack

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Terrific Tucker

Terrific Tucker

Meet Tucker, a Queensland Border Collie on A+ Dog Training’s most popular Calm Canine program.  A few of Tucker’s goals are to not pull on walks and learn the importance of Drop It & Leave It.  Tucker also has a major case of the zoomies before bedtime.  A+ Dog Training will help Tucker become more

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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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Encourage Independence

Encourage Independence

As we wrap up Independence Day and are hungover with freedom, A+ Dog Training would like to remind you to give your puppy some time for themselves in their crate. Leave your dog with a stuffed Kong or a chew toy filled with goodies. This will teach your dog that independence is not so bad

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Honey, I’m Home.

Honey, I’m Home.

Many current & future clients call A+ Dog Training because of separation anxiety.  It might not seem like a big change to humans, but your dog got used to you working from home.  Working on your departure & arrival habits could help. Hellos and goodbyes should be low key.  When leaving your dog alone, don’t

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Oodles of Doodles

Oodles of Doodles

Today’s Thrilling Thursday post goes to a Double Doodle named Evie!  That’s right…a Double Doodle!  Evie was born from a Labradoodle & a Goldendoodle.  This Double Doodle will be having double the fun with her exclusive A+ Lifetime Membership!  Evie’s primary goals are to master basic commands and heeling on a leash.  Her owners’ dream

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Tongue Out Tuesday with Moose

Tongue Out Tuesday with Moose

Today’s Tongue Out Tuesday post goes to Moose, a Bulldog on A+ Dog Training’s Calm Canine program.  We trained Moose’s sister, Charlotte, in 2014 before Moose was a part of the family.  The family called us again as Moose and Charlotte aren’t always getting along together.  Our mission is to create peace in the home. 

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A BMDP! :)

A BMDP! :)

Meet Zeke, a Bernese Mountain Dog Poodle that was born in February.  A few of Zeke’s goals are to not chew on the plants, learn to play Fetch, and have a better understanding of basic dog obedience.  Welcome to our pack family, Zeke!

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Due to COVID-19, we had to reduce the size of our classes to a maximum of 5 dogs at the beginning of June. We were fortunate to have 5 dogs from both April & May’s Elementary classes that needed to be rescheduled. These five particular dogs need a lot more help NOT reacting to other

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