The Benefits Of A Dog Walker, And How To Choose The Perfect Person

People today are busier than ever, juggling full-time work, family commitments, and a host of other responsibilities.  In some families, houses are all but bare the majority of the working week, only becoming a hub of activity on weekends.  This unprecedented new modern lifestyle causes a dilemma for many people, who wonder how to balance their various competing commitments with an entirely separate set of responsibilities, that of being a dog owner. It’s common knowledge Read more…

Do we need to use tools like shock collars, clickers or even treats, force or domination to train dogs?

The question that I always struggle to explain to dog owners is the following: Do we need to use tools like shock collars, clickers or even treats, force or domination to train dogs? The simple answer is NO. Dogs are intelligent animals and it is not necessary to use tools to train them or to modify their behaviours. The best things that you will need to use to train a dog is TIME & KNOWLEDGE. Read more…

Having the best dog might be your New Years’ resolution!

No matter when or why we all want to have the best dog. Your goal may be to provide the best for your dog. We all want to have a dog that listens, doesn’t misbehave, makes life easier for us, doesn’t embarrass us, doesn’t drive us crazy… but just by wishing doesn’t happen. One of the realities of life is that we must act to see results. That means, investing time and physically getting involved Read more…

What is dog Training?

Many people end their dog training process either with a puppy training or basic obedience. Dog training is a life long process and it shouldn’t end at year one of the dog only. There are so many types of training that every dog owner can join and have fun with it. Here is a video, explaining of what dog training is and what are the other options of dog training.

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High energy, hyperactive dogs

I see many dog owners who are concerned about their dog’s high energy level. Some dogs seem to have lots of energy, but is it high energy or bad habits? Some dog owners feel that their puppy or their adult dog is high energy and it needs a lot of exercises to drain them out. Most dogs, especially younger dogs are born with healthy, low to medium level of energy. That is the normal energy Read more…

What it takes for a dog to learn.

By Saro Boghozian, Expert Family Dog Trainer You’ve just acquired your new puppy or new dog. How do you go about teaching them all the commands and wanted behaviours that are necessary in order to end up with a well socialized, well behaved and easily controlled dog? There are basically two types of behaviour, natural behaviour which means preprogrammed in at birth and learned behaviour which means it is acquired as the result of personal Read more…

House Training Solution

By Saro Boghozian, Expert Family Dog Trainer This is a topic that not many dog owners are clear about it and don’t feel comfortable to talk about it either. Here are some suggestions that will help you ease off this basic yet very important issue. In general, when you bring a puppy or even an adult dog to your home for the first time, you need to understand and follow some simple and important rules. Read more…

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Sending your dog to a daycare or a kennel!

By Saro Boghozian, Expert Family Dog Trainer This is an article for those who need to send their dogs to daycare or boarding facilities. As dog owners, we need to leave our dogs in care of others sometimes. Be it dog daycare, boarding place, the vet or the groomer, etc. We may feel bad or even guilty. It is a human nature to feel that way, but I think most of the times it’s a Read more…

Do dogs enjoy being trained?

By Saro Boghozian, Expert Family Dog Trainer Recently, I have been going around promoting my book “A Dog’s Five Essential Needs” and I came across a question from one of the TV personalities which made me think deeper about this question. Do dogs enjoy being trained? The answer is yes; dogs do enjoy being trained, but depends on the training system and the way the dog gets trained. The dog needs to enjoy the training Read more…

How can play replace work for dogs?

By Saro Boghozian, Expert Family Dog Trainer Most dogs are working dogs of working breeds. Play can replace work they need to do. This is apparent in most high energy/hyper dogs. The solution by the owners and dog professionals usually is exercising the dog to the point that he is so tired he can’t even walk anymore. Hyper dogs can also become hyperactive which leads to some major behavioural issues. They also bear health and Read more…