Training & Tips

Repetition Is the Secret to a Well-Trained Puppy

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Are friends and family unwilling to come and visit because your dog obnoxiously jumps up on them? Dog trainers hear the call for help, and what they hear is "help me teach my dog to stop jumping on me or my guests!"    READ MORE




The E-Collar – Dangerous or Effective? What You Need to Know

Monday, July 14, 2014

The E-collar, also known as the shock or static collar, is used for recall, bark control, training, field hunting, aggressive dog control and more. What's often not discussed is how they're misused in the applications of those methods and how the lack of insight into your canine's psychology can have a profound effect on any training methodology or tool being used – batteries included or not.
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Puppy Training Tip: The Replacement Theory

Monday, June 30, 2014

If you have a puppy at home, then you know how much they love to chew! And we aren't just talking about their puppy chow – we mean furniture arms, couch pillows, and your favorite dress shoes. But here's the trick: train your puppy early with confidence and consistency using the replacement theory.  READ MORE




Oakland Hills Training Video

Monday, May 12, 2014

From the beginning, we at Pawderosa were one of the few handlers that incorporated training with our walks. We wanted prospective clients to see what to expect from a good handler, so we created a video to raise the bar in our industry. Please check out a typical day in the life as we take a pack out into the Oakland Hills.

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When It's Not Necessary to Discipline your Cat

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

So you have a cat that you love and treasure, but they keep on doing things that upset you and may even cause damage to your property due to clawing or urinating. What do you do?  First, it’s necessary to determine if what’s happening really is a behavioral issue or just a communication method for your cat to tell you there is something wrong with its environment or body.    

We’ll outline some of the common issues faced by cat owners and how to address them healthily, based off of this  article about cat behavior.  READ MORE




Why Shaming your Dog Hours Later Doesn’t Actually Work

Thursday, April 10, 2014

You know that guilty look your dog gives you when you’ve just scolded him for going through the trash and spilling it all over the floor? Well, as it turns out, “the guilty look – head cowered, ears back, eyes droopy – is a reaction to the tantrum you are throwing now over the damage they did hours earlier.”  

If your dog made a bad choice and chewed up your favorite high heel or scratched up the new leather couch while you were at work, there’s a much better approach than scolding your dog – let it go and plan ahead next time to keep anything you don’t want your dog to reach, out of reach, or protected.   READ MORE




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