Category Archives: Dog Training Tips

Dog training tips to recognize dog aggression before getting bit, general dog training tips, etc.

Shock collar keeps dog and owner safe and healthy

Unfortunately, there is still much misinformation in the public domain about the use of shock collars (or as more properly called remote training collars) in the training of pet dogs.  I find many clients have already bought a shock collar … Continue reading

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Does the dog understand, before corrections are considered

Michael Ellis, a professional trainer of dog trainers discusses in the below Leerburg video how he doesn’t believe dogs always know what is expected of them. To paraphrase him, “If I’m unsure if the dog understood, then I will go … Continue reading

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New pet dog, Sonic – day 3

Well it’s day three for “Sonic” (appropriately named Sonic Boom due to his energy and speed) at our home and he is adjusting well.  It’s a time not only for him to adjust to a new home environment but also … Continue reading

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Belgian Malinois has a new home with Michigan Dog Trainer

Well I wasn’t looking for another dog as I got my puppy just a few months ago.  However, thanks to Malinois Rescue, I heard about a Belgian Malinois in need at the Lenawee County Humane Society a couple of weeks ago. So I went to … Continue reading

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Kaboom arrives at 8 weeks of age

Kaboom, my new Belgian Malinois puppy arrived at the Detroit Airport from California aboard a Continental Airline flight. Most of the airlines have travel restrictions during cold and hot temperature climates but Continental does not.  This is because Continental assigns … Continue reading

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Georgia, Pit Bull goes from bait dog to playing off leash with another dog

Georgia, a Pit Bull was adopted and thus rescued by Nancy after having been used as a bait dog to teach other dogs to fight. Through Nancy, Georgia had a new beginning on life but she was fearful and therefore … Continue reading

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What does a wagging tail mean?

When dogs become nervous or unsure of other dogs, people or other triggers; they will show various stress relieving behaviors. Some of these behaviors may include: turning their head or whole body away from the trigger, licking their lips or … Continue reading

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