Dog Training Tip: Practice on the Fly!

Dog Training Tip! As you socialize your dog in many different environments, practice your training commands on the fly for good public manners, reliability, focus, and listening. Here, the pooches are practicing Sit/Stay, Sit/Stay at a Distance, and Come, all in a distracting setting at Quail Ridge Books in North Hills (yes, dogs welcomed but […]

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Walking Your Dog in Public Politely

**Dog Training Tips** While training your dog to not jump up excitedly, or if your dog gets nervous, it’s a good idea to put yourself between your dog and the “object of desire/concern” (i.e. strollers, joggers, squirrels, trash, goose poop, etc…). You can do this by moving your dog from one side of your body […]

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Sam, no longer on his own :)

I would like to recommend Topline K9 Solutions to anyone seeking quality training for their dog. I was fortunate enough to find Sylvie & Topline K9 Solutions 15 years after my dog, Sundance, graduated from Sylvie’s Canine Good Citizen class. We have attended a group class with Ulli, and Sam is a graduate of the […]

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Wait Right Here!

One of our favorite commands: Wait! Teaching your dog to wait at doors and cars is great for: self-control and listening skills (I cannot cross that threshold!), no lunging out of front doors/cars unsafely, waiting outside the kitchen/dining room during breakfast etc. waiting outside the garage door because there is antifreeze there, not allowed in […]

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