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 […]
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 […]
**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 […]
Happy International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day! A little non-training fun from some of the Topline K9 Solutions team with a dog/human shareable cookie taste test The Shareables Oat & Maple was the clear winner LOL. To celebrate today, take your pup to one of our local pet stores and buy your pup a special cookie! […]
Welcome to K9 Training School Dixie! This beautiful Golden is with Topline K9 Solutions to learn to greet people politely, walk on a leash with no pulling, and not help herself to people food in the kitchen :).
1. Don’t be overeager. If your dog is not reliable when you are around, he is not going to be reliable when you are not around! Take your time. Some dogs can be 2-4 years old before they can be trusted out of a crate. 2. Start out by testing him at night when he […]
Welcoming Teak to K9 Training School! Teak, a 3-year old Goldendoodle, is settling in nicely. She has met the house dogs and cats, and likes everyone. Teak went for a walk yesterday and did fairly well following Trainer Dawn’s lead. Here, she is sitting, waiting for her trainer to release her from the top of […]
Max got to practice his manners at Lowe’s. He did well and did not jump on a single person the whole time. We worked on sit/stay outside and inside the store, had him sit at every automatic door. We traded off training dogs so that they learn to behave and take commands from whomever is […]