Five tips to make the most of train your dog month

San Diego Dog Training - Train Your Dog Month - clicker trainingJanuary is the Association of Pet Dog Trainers‘ (APDT) National Train Your Dog Month. Falling smack-dab in the midst of our New Year’s Resolutions, Train Your Dog Month is a month dedicated to making dog training a part of our everyday lives. People are busy, and, if you’re like me, your greatest wish may be for “more hours in the day”. So, as the month continues, here are some tips to help us all continue to work dog training into our lives each day.

  1. Set small goals. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the goals we set for our dogs’ behavior. Start small. Think about something you know your dog can handle, and focus on a behavior that’s just slightly harder. [Read more…]

Halloween safety for dogs

Here’s are some tips to keep your dog and your family safe and happy during the Halloween fun.

  • I know it’s tempting, but don’t take your dog trick-or-treating. Most dogs don’t enjoy it as much as we think they will.
  • If you’re walking your dog during trick-or-treating hours, don’t walk him up to anyone, even if you know the person. He may not recognize them with a costume on. [Read more…]

Intermediate class starting 10/25

Brush up on your dog’s manners before the holidays

If you’re a prior Woof! student, or you’ve had positive training classes with another dog trainer in the past, you’re welcome to join the upcoming Intermediate class beginning on Thursday, 10/25 at 6pm at Pet Me Please on Adams Avenue. This is a semi-private class with a maximum of three dogs in each class. Dogs in this class will continue to build on the skills they learned in puppy or basic obedience class by focusing on more distracting recalls, longer stays, more polite leash walking, and some new behaviors that add to their cue vocabulary.

For more information, check out the Options and Pricing page, or email Erin at erin@woofsandiego.com if you’d like to enroll.