Practice Saying No

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA, SBA   Have you ever been walking your dog when someone approached and asked to pet them? You know your dog can be uncomfortable about new …

Holiday Safety for Dogs

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA, SBA   Here are our tips for a safe holiday with your dogs:   • Make sure your Christmas tree is anchored so it doesn’t tip …

Building Your Connection

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA, SBA This is my oldest dog, Chupacabra, who will turn 11 in February. She is my more sensitive girl, who is also reactive toward other dogs. …

Always Learning

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA, SBA Your dog is constantly learning and training. Your dog is learning from every interaction with you. I am going to repeat that: Your dog is …

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 …

It’s Time to Play!

If you keep up with us on Facebook and Instagram than you have seen plenty of pictures and short videos of dogs playing, let me be more specific… dogs playing …