I have a 10lb maltese. He’ll be a year old in August and he’s absolutely out of control. I’ve tried everything I can think of and everything I’ve found by doing research online. There are no dog trainers in my area, the closest one is petsmart and it is over 2 hours away. He chews up my things while I’m […]Read more
I absolutely love dogs and feel a real connection to them. Most dogs love me and get along with me really well. I thought I could put this quality to use in a profession that would make a difference. I am looking into becoming an apprentice guide dog trainer. Is this a rewarding job? Is it frustrating at times if […]Read more
My puppy who is now 8 months old, gets overly excited when seeing other dogs on the street. When she sees them, she usually sits down and waits for them or lays down. I guess laying down is a submissive position, but it’s not the best thing to be doing in the middle of a street. She doesn’t do it […]Read more
Why is it OK to train a cat by squirting it with water but not OK to train a dog by squirting it with water?
Any GOOD dog trainer will tell you that it’s bad to punish a dog by squirting it with water. What I don’t understand is why it’s OK to do punish cats the same way. WHY? Why is OK to squirt cats but bad to squirt dogs? It makes no sense.Read more
We are getting a puppy soon and are wondering what things you need to do before getting one!Read more
Is there a strip of cocaine or heroin imbedded in our currency to make it easier for drug dogs to locate it?
I am sure this is urban legend, but I have to satisfy my curiosity. My guess would be that the dog trainer might introduce it to the money, but not the government.Read more
My rabbit is housed in a large dog crate, with the plastic slide-out floor cover in spongey shelf liner. He only sleeps in the cage at night. When I move the cage to clean it, I see that the underside of the wire crate and plastic floor have sweated. Is there anything I can put on the floor of the […]Read more
I need help finding a large dog bed for my dog…if you have a large dog, what kind of bed does your dog have?
I need a big dog bed for my standard poodle to sleep on, but I can not find any that are very large. She hogs my bed all the time, so it’s time for her to sleep on her own bed. She has very long legs, and sleeps with them as stretched out as possible. If you have any suggestions, […]Read more
I need a good dog trainer that is affordable or else we have to put our miniature schnauzer to sleep and I couldn’t bear to do that, he’s like family.Read more
I have served my full four years and have received an honorable discharge. I chose to leave the Navy for personal reasons, but I would like to pursue a career as a dog trainer. I know the Airforce is the top in military dog training and I was wondering what my chances are of getting myself into that program.Read more
I am fixing to get a puppy for the first time. I was told that the dog has been dewormed, and that all it needs is first puppy shots. I was wondering what all the first puppy shots included, and how much they would approximately cost.Read more
By service dogs, I mean dogs that help those with health problems or who are disabled. For a person with no experience in dog training at all, what is involved in getting the credentials to become a service dog trainer, and how long does it take? Is an actual degree needed, or just a certification program /internship/experience?Read more
I’m a dog trainer trying to rehabilitate a dog that is incredibly fearful of loud noises. This is the first step in acclimating him to loud noises that are within our control. If we take him to a loud environment where we don’t have control of the sounds he will shut down. Thanks!Read more
I just picked up a used dog bed for my dog. I can wash the cover but not the bed it’s self it’s to big to put in my washer. How can I remove the odor from the bed?Read more
I breed labs right now and i want to do some german shepherds and id like to train some of my dogs for Schutzhund and try to get them titled. I plan on taking a dog trainer/obdience instructor course this year, but it doesnt involve Schutzhund training.Read more
By socialize i mean making him more comfortable to lots of stuff in this world,like cars,unusual sounds,other dogs,kids,men tall,small etc.. She’s 2 months now and i can’t get her out on a walk until 3 month said the veterinarian..because they must make another injection before she’s OK for a walk. Then a friend came and told me that u can […]Read more