Dog Blog Articles

Feb
23
The next step after the Intermediate Obedience Class will depend largely on how things went for you and your dog and what your long-term goals and interests are. There are two main questions we need to ask:    1 - Did you complete the course?   Not all students who attend... + read more
Feb
15
Question:  Hi Chad, I hope all is well with you, your family and dogs. We are currently in your group obedience class and you came to our house 3 months ago for a session because of biting and jumping. My wife and I are at our wits end and almost ready to give him up but still love him a... + read more
Feb
03
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Feb
02
Warning:  I strongly believe that E-collar training should never be taught without in-person coaching, therefore, nothing I share regarding E-collars is intended to be used as a D.I.Y. training program. It is only intended to be food for thought or supplementary to in-person training with... + read more
Jan
28
  "My dog understands the commands but she won't do it unless I have a treat."   Training dogs with treats (The Lure and Reward Method) is a great way to get started teaching a dog something new, or even as a way to maintain a high level of motivation over time. On... + read more
Jan
11
This syllabus is for students of the Thriving Canine E-collar Fundamentals Course. I strongly believe that E-collar training should never be taught without in-person coaching, therefore, nothing I share regarding E-collars is intended to be used as a D.I.Y. training program. It is only intended to... + read more
Jan
10
QUESTION:    Hello Chad, I wanted to talk to you about my dog who’s having some strange out of character behavior. She is a small stafford mixed with pit— she is a mama’s girl and is always by my side. She listens and is very sweet. She typically doesn’t care... + read more
Jan
07
Warning: I strongly believe that E-collar training should never be taught without in-person coaching. Therefore, nothing I share regarding E-collars is intended to be used as a D.I.Y. training program. It is only intended to be food for thought or supplementary to in-person training with Thriving... + read more
Jan
07
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Jan
03
  QUESTION:   "We took your puppy class about 6 months ago and really enjoyed it. We're wondering if you’re able to help us on how to better control his constant barking. He is OUT OF CONTROL and barks at anyone and any car that comes down the driveway. We give... + read more

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