Thursday, November 29, 2012

New Classes, New Location!! Dog trainer in Milton and Burlington

I couldn't wait to announce the new classes starting up! We're at a brand new location in a great spot between Milton and Burlington. First line, just before Lower Base Line. Great indoor location for the winter. Lots of new classes starting, and now is always a great time to start training your dog.

We will be offering our Smart Dogs Basic Class, along side Smart Puppy  for those younger than 20 weeks, Fun Agility, Smart Dogs Refresher, Smart Dogs Advanced, Bootcamp in the Spring, Doggy Style Fitness, Seminars and more!

Keep an eye on the site for start times, dates and address and feel free to contact us with any questions or if you are interested in signing up Remember, a trained dog is a happy dog and has a happy owner.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Dog Play - Dog Training in Milton Ontario

Just sharing some images of dog play. Some times play is misunderstood as aggression because of the noise and actions that come with it. Although play can get over the top if not monitored, most play is just that ... play, even with all the noise and drama that comes with it. Body language is the key to reading play, and even though some actions might look aggressive, most of the time, they are not.

There are times, however, when one dog may become frustrated, especially if an older dog is bothered by toothy puppy advances, a rude adolescent or over overly excitable playmate. It is best to step in at this point and end the play so that nothing escalates beyond two dogs having a good time.

The Jack Russell is the senior of the pair below, and in fact is playing, but prefers to control the game with younger, excitable dogs. Her play looks and sounds aggressive, but I assure you, it is not. This is her having a good time, and the pup with her comes back for more.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Take it ... and hold?

Just for fun, I like to torture Brandy with odd things to do. It's a challenge and she, like any other living and breathing dog, loves a challenge. This one was a strawberry challenge. See if I could get her to take and hold the berry without swallowing it hole. She passes most challenges with flying colours, and this was no exception. If you have some time, an object, and a dog, teach your dog to "take" and "hold" something. Start with a favorite toy and work from there. Your dog will appreciate the challenge.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Rest in Peace Angel's Mack Truck

Today we lost a dog who taught us more than any other dog could have taught us about solving behavioural issues. A friend, a teacher, a protector, and a dog who excelled with our son. RIP Mack, you will be missed.