“Call To Duty” | ​ ​Service Dogs​ Paired with Veterans

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This past Saturday, August 23rd, Paws Assisting Veterans (PAVE) held their summer 2014 graduation, pairing their trained service dogs with veterans in need.

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Sun, Surf, Sand, and Your Dog | Tucker Goes to Cannon Beach

There are many dog-friendly beaches that make for a nice getaway for you and your pet. I took my yellow lab, Tucker, to Cannon Beach this week for a day trip and we both had a great time!

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Women United For The Love Of Pets And… Each Other

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Imagine for a moment an almost surreal gathering of approximately 200 of the most powerful, innovative, business savvy, yet selfless women under one roof!!!

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Therapy Dog Comforts Students Following Reynolds High School Shooting | Everyone Needed “Hope”

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A few years ago I got a call from a lovely woman named Sharee. She had recently purchased a Doodle puppy who she had named “Hope,” a name which was turning out to be a bad fit!

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Safe Summer Fun For Your Dog

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Dogs are part of our families, right? It is so enjoyable to be able to include them in summer activities now that we are looking at a few months of superb weather. There are so many places that you can take your well behaved dog.

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The Cause of Your Dog’s “Bad Behaviors”?

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We humans tend to think of our dogs in such simplistic terms. We get a dog for companionship with a lot of high expectations and are often disappointed in what we believe to be our pet’s “inappropriate habits” as we recite our well rehearsed litany of complaints.

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Paws Assisting Veterans

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We are so happy to have recently become involved with Paws Assisting Veterans (PAVE), a non-profit organization based out of the Portland Oregon area which is “dedicated to training service dogs for veterans with mental and/or physical disabilities and to advance public knowledge of service dogs and the essential roles they play.”

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Abolishing The Alpha Dog Myth

It’s so wonderful that we no longer believe that we need to take charge and make our dogs submit in order to feel like a successful dog owner! The old “show them who’s boss” attitude is truly off the mark.

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The Master’s Degree Elk Antler Chews

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In addition to providing our students with the best in interactive dog training whether in person or online, we occasionally suggest a particular product that we believe to be outstanding.

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Training Your Dog to Come When Called

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I often hear the complaint that a dog doesn’t come when off the lead. The familiar story often goes like this: “He comes just fine in the house, especially if I have a treat, but outdoors he completely ignores me as if I weren’t there.”  

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