Be Careful of Guarantees

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA, SBA Many potential clients ask me if we offer a guarantee or how many sessions it will take to “fix” their dog. Here are my answers: …

Take a Break!

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA, SBA This past Saturday I took the day off to celebrate my birthday. It was the perfect day: we went to the beach and then had …

Language Matters

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA, SBA If you have taken classes with me (especially Puppy Pre-School and Advanced Manners), you probably have heard me talk about the importance of language. The language we …

Are You Telling Stories?

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA “He pooped on the floor because he was mad I went out with my friends.” “She is jealous of my boyfriend, so she chewed up his …

How to Show Up for Your Dog

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA I listened to a great podcast today-Canine Conversations: Human-Canine Behavior Connection Parts 1 and 2. They featured Marissa Martino, CTC, CPDT-KA, who wrote a book titled: Human-Canine Behavior Connection – A …