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Dog chewing on a bone

Why is My Dog Chewing?

By john.p.cookson@gmail.com | March 10, 2017

A common question I get asked in training is, “Why is my dog chewing?!” While chewing is a natural dog behavior – remember, they don’t have hands! – it is important to understand the reasoning behind it. Below are the 5 most common reasons dogs chew and how best to handle them.

Dog looking into the camera

Athena the Agility Star!

By john.p.cookson@gmail.com | January 30, 2017

We got the pleasure of meeting Athena, a seven month year old pit bull for the very first time this past week. She stole the staff’s heart very quickly!

Trainer teaching a dog how to use the hand signal for sit

The Command Stand

By john.p.cookson@gmail.com | January 30, 2017

The command “Stand” teaches your dog to stand back up and to hold the standing position. This command can be especially useful for ‘stacking’ dogs, a term used in the show world for their dog to pose and stand still for the judge, but can also be used for everyday training.

Daycare dogs playing in pools

Ever Wonder What It's Like to be a Day Camper?

By john.p.cookson@gmail.com | December 29, 2016

The day to day life of a day camper is definitely an interesting one, you’ll never have the same experience twice in a single yard, and for that I’m always excited to see what group I’ll have next!