Monthly Archive: July 2010

Jul 28

Why Won’t My Retriever Retrieve?

As a trainer, I get asked many questions about why dogs don’t do certain tasks we believe they are all bred to do.  People want to know why their, cute little Golden Retriever or Labrador Retriever won’t bring a ball back to them or why they won’t chase a Frisbee.  They want to know why …

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Jul 11

How Much Exercise Does My Dog Need?

Exercise is a topic that comes up all the time in training classes.  Students are asking what type and how much exercise their dog needs.  The answer is fairly simple.  If your dog is constantly bringing his ball or favorite toy to you while you are trying to relax, he’s not getting enough.  High-energy dogs …

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Jul 07

Polite Greetings

How many times has a guest come to your house only to be greeted by a very excited and overly friendly Fido?  If the answer is often, then it’s time to change old habits, and reform this problem behavior. Rest assured; there are ways to help your dog be more polite and calm when greeting …

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