Dog Training

A man and a dog vie for choice of route on a winter morning walk
Dog Training

My Dog Can’t be Trained 

“My dog can’t be trained. I’ve tried everything and nothing works with him. He’s just a stubborn dog.” Most dog trainers hear some version of that story pretty frequently. While it’s completely understandable for dog owners to be frustrated, especially when they are trying to…

West Highland White Terrier counter surfing
Dog Training

Dog Training: “Leave It” 

Teaching a Leave It behaviour is a great way to begin teaching your dog about self-control, especially around people, other dogs, or other items that he REALLY wants to investigate. It’s a way to teach him to ask for permission instead of just grabbing. Sometimes…

Eyes on the prize!
Dog Training

Teaching Your Dog How to Swim 

There are some dogs that are naturals around the water; they require no training and sometimes seem more comfortable with swimming than with walking on dry land. Other dogs, however, don’t have that natural instinct or desire to swim for hours, but that doesn’t mean…