Off-Leash Training: Using A Training Loop

Training loops are used to transition a dog to off-leash training. Everyone wants their dog to listen to their cues and be well behaved off the leash. Off-Leash training is a huge goal for most dog owners, and a training loop is an excellent tool. The Wags & Wiggles Online Classroom discusses Training Loops to keep dog’s engaged. Training Loops can be essential when training non-traditional breeds, like Shiba Inus. A Training Loop is a term made up by the … Read More

Pandemic Puppy Behavior Rehab

Every dog that comes to Wags and Wiggles has a story to tell, including one pandemic puppy named Rocket that needed intense behavior rehab. Some pandemic puppies are blessed to have found a loving home from the start. The lucky puppies are provided the leadership, structure, management, and socialization that they need to help guide them into being a well-rounded dog. Some aren’t so lucky. We are proud to play a small part in helping pandemic puppies and their owners … Read More

Free 5 Week Heeling Challenge: Week 2 Run To Heel

5 Week Heeling Challenge In the next few weeks, we will be launching a new course through the online classroom for competition obedience and rally obedience.  In advance, Wags & Wiggles is offering a 5-week free challenge to work on heeling.   You are encouraged to ask questions and submit links to youtube videos for feedback below or in the Free Canine Enrichment Facebook Group.  Show us your progress. These exercises are simple enough for the beginner trainer and valuable enough … Read More

Free 5 Week Heeling Challenge: Week 1 Rotation

5 Week Heeling Challenge In the next few weeks, we will be launching a new course through the online classroom for competition obedience and rally obedience.  In advance, Wags & Wiggles is offering a 5-week free challenge to work on heeling.  Each week we will release the next set of exercises. You are encouraged to ask questions and submit links to youtube videos for feedback below or in the Free Canine Enrichment Facebook Group.  Show us your progress. Exercise #1 … Read More

Is Your Dog Ready For Face Masks?

In this world of corona virus, there will be a new normal for your dog who will see people everywhere wearing face masks and gloves.  Is your dog ready for a world with face masks? Humans will look dramatically different outside. With this change happening so suddenly it can really spook your dog when they go for walks or when people come over to the house. Logically, you will understand that a face mask doesn’t turn people into monsters.  Dog’ … Read More

How To AVOID Quarantine Puppy Syndrome

I have been hearing from our clients at Wags & Wiggles, who are worried about the Quarantine Puppy Socialization Syndrome. This Syndrome happens when a puppy isn’t socialized to things that the puppy will meet once Quarantine is over. Some puppies were pre-planned, and some clients decided to get a puppy because the coronavirus forced them to stay home. I even have clients that just finally got their unsocialized dogs used to daycare and making friends, and now coronavirus has … Read More

6 Ways to Calm Your Reactive Dog

Reactivity is when a dog over reacts to things in their environment. These reactions can include: barking, lunging, and growling. However, these reactions do not make a dog “aggressive.” Reactivity is not uncommon in dogs. It may stem from the dog’s genetic make-up or could be from a lack of social experience or a particularly scary experience. Having a reactive dog can be difficult to handle. It makes it hard to go out on walks, to the park, or being … Read More

The New Puppy Guide!

Did you recently get a new puppy, but have no clue where to start on introducing it into its new life? This guide is a master list of all of our puppy training resources – from old blog posts, to training programs we offer. We want to help you raise your puppy to be the dog you’ve always dreamed of. Where to Start? Bringing a new puppy home and introducing them into your life is not always easy. Puppies require … Read More

Free Canine Enrichment: “Roll It”

Roll it The aim of the Canine Enrichment game “Roll It” is to teach your dog a new skill or strategy to solve puzzles. Many dogs will just try to destroy any canine enrichment puzzle versus trying to figure out the solution to the game. Teaching a dog a skill like “roll it” will make them more thoughtful in their problem solving strategies.

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