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!
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.
Puppy training is a two-way process, both you and your pup are having a learning experience…although he/she is learning about what you expect of her…what behaviors you want, you’re both learning about each other. It’s a great time for bonding and building that special relationship that you can only have with your dog.