Sunday, July 31, 2016

Our Park Walk today!

Hey! Don't forget our Park walk today at 6pm Miami Whitewater at the Harbor. Should be great weather. Bring a donation of dog food, treats, toys, blankets, beds. Gently used or new for Sheltered Paws. Their fosters can really use them. They take dogs from the SPCA and foster them in their homes. Awesome! See you there!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Is it hot enough for ya?

Classes at Otto Armleder Park tonight cancelled due to excessive heat. Join us Wednesday at the cool, comfortable Family Pet Center. And maybe a special guest.....

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Your point is.....

I'm sure there's a few of you who wonder why I post things here and on my Facebook page and other social media sights that have nothing to do with dogs. You might see giraffes, pigs, horses, Turkey vultures, crocodiles and more. And here's why-positive force free training works on all animals. I am so passionate about this.

I just saw a former client of mine go to the dark side. A negative trainer that uses force. Breaks my ❤. It will come to no good end. It never does. I remember she wanted to put a prong collar on her young puppy. She was upset I wouldn't allow that in class. Guess she wanted him to rush past kindergarten right into high school.

Training takes time. Relationships take time. But pain training does not. One good jerk can scare a dog in a heartbeat. Then they do things out of fear.

Not my dogs, not in my classes, not on my watch. That's why I share and talk so much about other species. If you can positively train a 450 lb gorilla, shouldn't it be just as easy to train your dog without pain. It is. It really is.

Saturday, July 23, 2016


Our Park Walk scheduled for tomorrow at 6pm at Miami Whitewater is rescheduled for next Sunday July 31 6pm. It's just too hot. I'm so worried about my pups and their folks getting overheated. We had a class this morning outside at 10:30am and we roasted. Please bring a donation for a rescue next week if you can. Our designated rescue next week is Sheltered Paws and I hear they don't get many donations for their fosters. Let's load them up! Mark you calendars and see you next week!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Puppy help!

Welcome Back Basil!

Basil's back after being attacked (again) by loose dogs. She took some time off to heal. Classmates Mia and Jessie helped her feel safe around dogs again. Great job girls!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Gabby and the newbie

Isn't she just the sweetest? Coming soon to a puppy class near you-Pierce!