Dog socialization, dog park

Tips on How to Socialize Your Dog

It’s well known that a socially active dog is a healthier, happier dog. In fact, dogs that spend more time around others (people and dogs) are less fearful of new situations, handle visits to the vets/groomers better, and are less stressed in general. It is recommended puppies experience 7 new social situations each week until […]

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Going out of town? Rio says Topline is awesome!

Rio, my 3ish year old blue and white ‘hippo pitty’ spent the weekend with Joel. She had a ball!!! She went on field trips with Joel to explore downtown, had ‘pitty parties’ with some of Joel’s friends, and slept in late with Joel and his dog Cutie on a cold Sunday morning. Joel was working […]

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Happy Dogs, Happy Owners

Colette and I were very impressed with Mark and Joel!  Molly’s training session went very well last night and we learned many valuable lessons for Molly. The time spent with Mark and Joel last night was much more informative and valuable than a series of 6 lessons we attended with a previous trainer. We were […]

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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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