Dog Training 101: The Benefits of Early Discipline

Black Lab with puppy training tool

If it was as easy to simply train each dog through treats, everyone would do it, and there would be no dog trainers around. However, I can tell you from 20 years of experience, every dog, regardless of breed, requires some sort of discipline. This being said, I recommend some corrections early in the puppy process.


Last-Minute Dog Training? Don’t Expect A Miracle

Being in the dog training business for more than 17 years, it still amazes
me when people wait until fall to decide to make a move and attempt to get
their dog trained. It doesn’t matter if these dog
owners are friends, family or total strangers, I would really like to be honest
and ask them if they are joking.


Pressure On, Pressure Off Dog Training

There are many types of discipline or “pressure” that can be used while training dogs. The one I want to begin with applies to on leash obedience. Basic commands such as “heel,” “sit,” “stay,” “down,” “kennel,” and the most important, “come here,” can be taught with this pressure on, pressure off, theory.