Sep 6, 2016
For September, we thought we’d get back to some basics – teaching sit and down. Does your dog already know sit? Probably. For most of you when you ask your dog to sit, your dog will likely put their bottom on the ground, often directly in front of you. Excellent! What about when there’s a distraction, for instance if your dog sees another person, dog, or cat on your walk? Will your dog still...
Aug 4, 2016
This month, we’re focusing a little more on the Play Group series (check out our newsletter to learn more), but will be getting back to some new Behavior of the Month material next month. For August, we’ll let the trainers in each play group choose what they want to work on with each of the dogs. Here are some of the many behaviors and skill sets they have to choose from.
Jul 10, 2016
This month in the Doggy Business LLC play group classes we’re going to focus on two important aspects of starting each play group:
Getting each dog safely and comfortably into the group.
Housetraining – giving the dogs access to the right place to go potty (outside) and then reinforcing them when they do.
Getting Dogs Safely and Comfortably into the Group
The Doggy Business play group classes...
Jun 1, 2016
This month, we thought we’d let the trainers in each play group choose what they want to work on with each of the dogs. Over the years we’ve worked on a variety of skills and behaviors in the Doggy Business LLC play groups, and here are some of the many behaviors and skill sets they have to choose from:
The basic game works towards name recognition and attention skills.
May 9, 2016
Over the last few months, our Behavior of the Month articles have focused on Dog-People Greetings and the reasons many dogs like to jump on people when they meet them. During this series on greetings, we’ve been specifically discussing dogs who jump up because they like people, in contrast to those dogs who jump up on people because they might be uncomfortable with the person (more on that type of...