10 Easy Ways to Incorporate Dog Training into your Daily Routine

Dog training at home

When it comes to training our dogs, one of the most common concerns we have is not being able to make time to train them. While it would be great if everyone was able to spend hours a day working with their dogs, for most people, it’s just not a realistic expectation, especially in Singapore. However, […]

Teaching a Reliable Drop Cue

Dog tugging on Kong Wubba

When we ask our dog to “drop” something, we are expecting him to let go of whatever he is holding in his mouth. Sometimes we’d like our dog to let go of a toy that we are playing with to keep him from getting overly excited. Other times, our dog might find something that could be harmful for […]

What is Clicker Training?

Dog on training

In the realm of dog training, two distinct camps exists, namely the ‘Traditional” and the “Positive Reinforcement” camps. “Traditional” dog training has been around for decades, possibly even centuries whereas training based on Positive Reinforcement and canine behavioural science is relatively new and has only gotten exposure and traction in the last 25 years. Positive reinforcement dog training […]

Unleashing your Dog

Dog off leash

For a lot of people, a dog that is able to behave and remain focused on his owner while off of the leash is the epitome of a well-trained dog. Teaching your dog to stay tuned into your movements and to respond to your cues quickly and consistently allows you to engage in a wider […]

The Benefits of Training Tricks

NYC Dog Trick Training Class

Most pet owners spend the majority of their training time working on basic manners like Come when Called, Stay, and Loose Leash Walking. Without a doubt, those are important cues and concepts for your dog to understand and be able to perform reliably. However, in my opinion, there is another type of training that deserves […]

Dealing with Excessive Barking

Dog Barking

Living with a dog that barks excessively can be very stressful. It’s hard to relax at home with a barky dog, it can be difficult to get along with neighbours if you have a dog that barks too much, and chances are, your dog is pretty stressed out as well. Excessive barking is a behavioural […]

Teaching your Dog to Love his Crate

a puppy in his crate

Teaching your dog how to love his crate is one of the best things that you can do for him. Crate training makes potty training easier, keeps your dog from chewing on something that he shouldn’t be while he’s learning the house rules, and can make traveling safer and less stressful. However, it can be […]

5 Ways to Improve Your Dog’s Recall

A dog on recall

Come when Called (a behaviour also known as a Recall) is one of the most important things that you can teach your dog, and it’s one of the first things you should start working on when you get a new dog. A dog who responds quickly and consistently when you call him is able to enjoy freedoms […]

Why Can’t My Dog Behave in Public Like he does at Home

a puppy snoozing

I Promise that He Can Do It at Home! One of the best things about working with clients in dog training classes is seeing how excited they are to show me the progress that they have made with training their dog in between classes. It’s one of the first things that I ask about when […]

The Trouble with the Dog Whisperer

an 'embarrassed' dog

Cesar Millan is one of the most popular and controversial characters in modern dog training. He is a great entertainer – he is charismatic, quick witted, and appears to do amazing things with the dogs that he works with. However, he is a big proponent of training methods that are heavily reliant on physical force, […]

Teaching Your Dog How to Swim

Eyes on the prize!

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 that they can’t learn to be comfortable around around the […]

Dog Training: “Leave It”

West Highland White Terrier counter surfing

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 it’s not an appropriate time to play or greet someone […]