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!
I teach classes about socializing your puppy, I’ve talked about training your dog, about what to do if your dog barks to much, or licks too much,and more, all of which are very important subjects. This puts all the responsibility on your dog, but relationships, even dog and human relationships, are two-sided.
Once your puppy begins the teething process, you’ll notice that everything in his/her reach is fair game for “gumming”, chewing and gnawing…How can you help him and save your things?
Do you have a new dog in your home that you’re ready to train?
You’ve observed the behaviors of many dogs, and with their behaviors, there are things you really like, but there are things you really don’t want your dog to do. So how do you avoid some of the pitfalls of training mistakes?
If you share your life with a loving, affectionate dog, you know that there is nothing worse than getting up close and personal when your “best friend’s” breath is unbearable. It isn’t just about breath, it’s about good health and needs to be eliminated. How can you do it?
Pawsitive Steps Dog Training Celebrates 20 years! I love what I do! Working with, and building relationships with dogs of all ages, and breeds and their families, and watching their relationships grow is the best! And as new dogs join familiar families, we are blessed to work together again…it just doesn’t get much better than this. The work I do is not work.
Most dogs love to go in the car with you, and they make great companions on a road trip. And face it, it’s hard to leave Fido home. But whether you’re traveling across the country or just to the nearest dog park, taking your dog with you takes a little bit of planning and preparation…for safety’s sake.