Keiser and Tucson

My husband and I adopted our three-year-old shepherd, Keiser just over two years ago. We were so excited. We had just bought our first home and within a week we adopted this adorable one-year-old pup from a life of abuse and neglect. We got Keiser home and within hours we were looking at each other so confused about what we …

Darshan!

This is what I have really appreciated about having gone through your training: the moment you very seriously told me that if I did not commit to consistently training Darshan it was not worth paying for your services. My heart jumped a beat, but this was exactly what I needed to hear. There are many people who can train my …

I walk 4 dogs together.

I walk 4 dogs together. Every day. They are well mannered. They are polite. They listen. Oka, sometimes a squirrel is just really tempting to consider chasing after (no one is perfect, right?) By the way- none of them started out this way, they were all a challenge behaviorally, aggression, prey drive, reactivity you name it. Invariably along my walk …

Shame… Who needs it?

Shame. It’s something that we don’t talk about, particularly in relationship to dog training. I think that the hardest thing about admitting your dog needs training is recognizing that you as an owner is in over their head and need help. Our society puts such intense focus on being able to do things without help that recognizing and coming to …

A dog who hit the jackpot!

We looked for over a year, and we found Harley, we had total of three visits with her and adopted her from a rescue league working with in international rescue group that saved her from a South Korean meat farm. We had no idea what we signed up for and we can’t imagine what Harley had been through during her …

Colette the frenchie!

This is our dog Colette, looks as though butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth, huh? We adopted Colette when she was 12 weeks old and we began training her with as much love and positive training as we possibly could. About 10 months into Colette’s life with us, she started to get very vocal and I mean VERY vocal, she …

Preventing dogs bites with kids.

Preventing dogs bites with kids. Please share this video. We can prevent bites to kids and decrease the amount of dogs that are put to sleep for these actions.

How NOT to pick a puppy.

As a dog trainer I meet people everyday who if given the following information would have made a drastically different decision before choosing the puppy they chose. The following is a list of things to know before you pick your next puppy. The 5 weekers – Everyday this week I had lovely people come in completely overwhelmed, and the vast …

Is your dog Dominant?

I’m not a scientist claiming to have the definitive answers to the dominance theory, but I might have some thoughts on dominance that I hope will make you think. The dominance question is an extremely polarizing one. Typically you’ll hear dog trainers emphatically proclaim that the dominance theory has been 100% debunked. The other tribe seems to think that if …

Even husky’s can walk like a dream!

As a dog trainer, I often hear owners expressing concern about about specific breeds being able to be trained. For example, I have a beagle and I want to train him off leash, but I heard that’s impossible because they will just run away, can you still help me? Husky’s are the same way, “I have a husky, they are …

Pitbulls are like cars.

Over the last few months, dog enthusiasts have been closely watching the tension in Montreal surrounding a woman being killed by a “Pitbull”. The ruling has now passed to bring in BSL. (Breed Specific Legislation.) The only problem is, the dog who killed that woman was not a Pitbull, or anything close to a Pitbull. A DNA test recently uncovered …

Tootsie is a rockstar! Dog Training Halifax NS

I have a four year old Pitbull named Tootsie! I have had her since she was twelve weeks old. Tootsie has always been a people dog, she LOVES attention and is extremely loving and cuddly! The best way to describe her is a big sook! Until Tootsie was two years old she was a social butterfly with other dogs and …

Shadow’s success!

Danny and I got Shadow back in Oct when he was 8 weeks old. Before getting him we started watching YouTube videos like Jeff Gellman to see what we could learn before bringing home Shadow.  We picked up the basics and thought we could do it all on your own like most people do. We had a great start on …

Seminar Sept 25-26-27, 2015

Dog Training Halifax NS Canada

Dog Aggression and Dog Reading Seminar.  Sept 25-26-27, 2015. Where: Ottawa ONT Canada Contact: Tracy Franken Email: tracyfranken@gmail.com  Phone: 613-316-1889 Time: 9am – 6pm daily. The seminar will feature three days of presentations, lectures and dog working with Ted. ATDR is geared towards dog trainers and dog behaviourists. It is also very valuable for doggy daycare owners, boarding kennel staff and dog …

Walking your dog sucks.

The struggle is real. You clip the leash on your dogs collar, open the door, and your heart starts to race. You have avoided this walk for the last 2 hours, telling yourself that if you just wait a little while longer, less people and dogs will be out for a walk. The alarm goes off. It’s 4:30am, and you …

Seminar June 5-6-7 2015

Dog Training Halifax NS Canada

Dog Aggression and Dog Reading Seminar.  June 5-6-7 2015. (SOLD OUT) Where: Bethany Ontario Canada Contact: Karen Laws. Email: karen@ontariodogtrainer.com.  Phone: (705) 277-1503 Time: 9am – 6pm daily. Featuring presentations by: Ted Efthymiadis of Halifax, NS The seminar will feature three days of presentations from Ted. ATDR is geared towards dog trainers and dog behaviourists. It is also very valuable for doggy daycare …

Seminar May 7-10 2015!

Location: Dogzies, Kelowna, BC Canada Dates: May 7th-10th, 2015 – Cost: $575 CDN + tax All spots will include hands on working time. Attendees are welcome and encouraged to bring a dog. All dogs will be welcome regardless of temperament and issues,but may not be able to participate in all activities. — Topics: – Rehabilitating aggressive and reactive dogs. – Clicker/marker …