Caught In The Act… Of Being Good!
A plan to help you and your dog focus on the good behaviors you want!

Mental Stimulation
See our list of mentally stimulating activities and interactive games and toys for you and your dog!

This is a video made by one of our colleagues/friends, Tena Parker of Success Just Clicks.
At Side By Side Dog Training, this is how we work with dogs to learn polite leash walking.

This is a great video from 4Paws University showing one of the skills we may work on in class.  This is a great strategy to use for dogs who might not like what (or who) is coming towards them. Thank you 4Paws University for making such a great video available to dog owners!!!


NOTE: The point of this exercise is to MOVE THE DOG FIRST, to avoid giving people time to approach.I've noticed in comments that a lot of people are still focusing on what to say to keep people away. WORDS DON"T STOP PEOPLE and leave your dog in a position of danger. MOVE YOUR FEET BEFORE YOUR LIPS!

Posted by 4Paws University on Tuesday, May 21, 2013

“Training doesn’t limit a dog. Training frees a dog. My dog, being trained, is free – free to walk with me, free to ride with me, free to play off-leash with other dogs, free to learn and run. An untrained dog is “free” to sit in the backyard where he can get into as little trouble as possible.”
~ Sue Ailsby

Don’t Shoot the Dog by Karen Pryor
Reaching the Animal Mind by Karen Pryor
The Other End of the Leash by Patricia McConnell
Dog Sports Skills, Book 1 — 4 — Developing Engagement & Relationship by Denise Fenzi and Deborah Jones
The Focused Puppy by Deborah Jones and Judy Keller
Click to Calm by Emma Parsons
Social, Civil, and Savvy by Laura Van Arendonk Baugh

Products we use and recommend:
The number of products available for our dogs is staggering!  These are a few of the things we like for our own dogs and recommend to our clients.  We will NOT recommend a product we have not personally tested. Please contact us for more information.

Wolfgang Man and Beast harnesses;
Mutt Mats;

Outward Hound food puzzles and slow feeders;
Westpaw products;
Kong products;
Lupine collars, leashes, and harnesses;
Planet Dog products;
Ruffwear products (including the Front Range harness).

Blitz wearing his Freedom Harness

Daisy playing with her Planet Dog Snoop.

Blitz laying on his Mutt Mat


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