Welcome to the Pawsitive Steps Dog Training blog! I am Gayle Ballinger, a Certified Pet Dog Trainer in Seattle and my puppy is Dancer, a 12 week old Golden Retriever. I hope you enjoy being a part of the fun activities, training exercises and adventures we have!
So often you see people walking down the street being “towed” by their dog, this is an improper, arm wrenching, tiresome, no fun way to take Fido out or some exercise. It’s time to change an unwanted behavior…
Come Ranger, come….Ranger come…Come Ranger! Ranger’s not coming! Where did he go? Why won’t he come when I call him? How can you get your dog to respond to this very important command?
It occurred to me that many of the articles in my blog have to do with teaching and training your dog (in all fairness, I am a dog trainer!)…it also occurred to me that our dogs, if we’re listening, have many life lessons they can teach us, if we are willing to learn.
Pawsitive Steps Dog Training Celebrates 21 Years!
It’s our birthday, and we’re giving away an awesome gift…
Dogs aren’t a lot different than humans are when it comes to learning and performance…we both like to be rewarded. How do you reward yours and with what?
If it’s safe for you to use, it should be safe for your dog…right? Wrong! Each year, there are thousands of dogs who are poisoned by common, everyday substances that are found around your home, things that seem harmless because you use them, but that doesn’t mean they are harmless for Fido.