Dog Training Story- ‘Max’ -The movie

This is not the typical dog training story. The movie ‘Max,’ will be released on June 26. It’s about a teenager dealing with the loss of his brother, a United States Marine killed in action in Afghanistan. Surviving the attack that killed his handler and now retired is Max, a heroic Belgian

and military dog who […]

By |June 18th, 2015|New dog ownership, Safety and security|0 Comments

Dog Days of Summer Dog Safety

Summertime is fun time for you and your dog to enjoy the sunshine and outdoors. But it also presents situations that can be dangerous for your pet. By educating yourself and taking some precautions you can lessen the chance of injury or illness for your dog this summer:
Watch Out for the Dog Days of Summer


By |May 11th, 2015|Safety and security|0 Comments

Dog training and child safety

As an Atlanta dog trainer I’m always concerned when I see stories about dog bites. Recently I saw in the news that a newly adopted Bulldog severely bit a four year old child. The child was trying to stop the dog from going outside. Why any parent would put their four year old child in […]

If you like it you should’ve put a ring on it

Unlike Beyoncé’s song this is not going out to all the single ladies, but to all the dog owners.   If you like your dog you should put a ring or even better an ID tag on it.

My neighborhood has a list serve to keep everyone up to date with what’s going on. There are several […]

By |March 19th, 2015|New dog ownership|0 Comments

Christmas Puppy! Now What?

So you got a puppy for Christmas, congratulations. No one gets a puppy thinking they would ever give him up, but a lot of Christmas puppies are surrendered before Valentine’s Day? What happens that could make someone go from feeling incredible joy and love for their little fluff ball to calling rescue groups, pounds and […]

By |January 5th, 2015|New dog ownership|0 Comments

Walk your dog on the best side for him

I recently posted a video of a client walking her dog on her right side and immediately another trainer questioned me about this. If you have ever been to a dog training class or worked with a professional trainer you were most likely taught to walk your dog on your left side. You may have […]

By |November 18th, 2014|Habits|0 Comments

Secure dogs when workers come over

When I have friends over my dogs are usually out and interact with my guests except for the rare visitor who does not like dogs. It is a different situation when workers come over. First of all I have no idea how a worker feels about dogs. He could have been in homes where the […]

By |November 15th, 2014|Safety and security|0 Comments

Control your dog

It’s great to be able to walk your dog off leash and in spite of leash laws that forbid it in Atlanta; I don’t have a problem with people walking their dog off leash if the dog is under control. This morning I was walking my dog on Highland Ave when I spotted a small […]

By |November 5th, 2014|Control|0 Comments

Help your dog survive Halloween

Halloween is a particularly challenging holiday for some dogs. It presents the stimuli that can make dogs crazy with alarm and reactivity: a doorbell ringing constantly; the dog’s humans – sometimes with scary hats and wigs – running to that door repeatedly and opening it wide; truly terrifying masks and costumes on little people who […]

By |October 29th, 2014|Safety and security|0 Comments

Walk my dog on my left or right?

If you have ever been to a dog training class or worked with a professional trainer you were most likely taught to walk your dog on your left side. You may have wondered why the left and not the right or why does it matter. If you are planning on showing your dog you will […]

By |October 13th, 2014|Habits|0 Comments