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Dog Training Tips & Resources

March 28, 2019
Dogs Look Stressed During Training?

YES!   Some dogs we train look stressed. It’s part of the process. Instead of cuddling them and doing exactly what most people would do to make their issues worse, we work them through their stress so eventually they are able to deal with it.   Our goal is always lifestyle and state of mind […]

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February 25, 2019
Make Sure To Utilize Proper Punishment During Training

Don’t be afraid to give your dog a correction ESPECIALLY in public and other people are around. If your dog needs to be corrected than it needs to be corrected regardless of who is there. So what if your dog vocalizes? If the opportunity is there than take it. Sure, people may look at you […]

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December 22, 2018
Dog Behaviour Modification Tips

Changing a dog's behaviour that has been rehearsed for many months or years, is not likely not completely change in a couple of weeks, instead it will take our program plus a couple months of getting things right back at home. Dog Behaviour Modification During the Behaviour Modification program they can drastically improve. This means […]

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November 4, 2018
Be Prepared to Struggle During Dog Training

Yes, you will struggle whether you’re training your dog yourself, going to a trainer or your dog has come home from a board and train. Your dog will shut down, you will be overwhelmed and may want to give up, your dog will be confused, and your dog will push the limits. This is completely […]

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November 1, 2018
How Long Will It Take For Behaviour Modification?

If you are struggling with any behaviour modification such as reactivity, anxiety, insecurity, any form of aggression etc. you are in for a journey, even after professional training. The success of all of these issues first comes from our Dog training classes- teaching the necessary skills, and changing the state of mind of your dog. […]

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October 25, 2018
Understanding Dog's Body Language and Reactivity

If you think all dogs that lunge, bark or bite are all dominant aggressive or viscous, you're wrong! Actually it would generally be either "go away!" (Anger), "get over here and play with me!"(frustration), or "let me get out of here safely!"(fear). The reason for the barking and lunging usually means that the dog wants […]

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September 27, 2018
Why Dog Obedience Training is Important

Despite what we may want to think, dogs are not always cute and cuddly furballs. After all, they are still animals. If they feel threatened, nervous, or anxious, dogs will sometimes bite another dog, a human, or even their owner in. That’s why dog training is so important for ensuring obedience, good behavior, and, most […]

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June 21, 2018
Dog Training Is A Lifestyle, Not A Quick Fix

If your Dog struggling with any behaviour such as reactivity, anxiety, insecurity, any form of aggression etc. you are in for a journey, even after professional training. Challenges during Dog Training The success of all of these issues first comes from our Dog training program - teaching the necessary skills, and changing the state of […]

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June 7, 2018
Do you let your dog greet other dogs on leash? We don’t! And here’s why

They Reinforce Bad Habits Even if both dogs are friendly and excited to say hi, they’re likely so excited to see one another that they forget their leash manners. This is reinforcing dangerous and inappropriate behavior. The more the owners allow this to happen, the stronger these bad behaviors get and the more often they […]

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June 4, 2018
How to Fit A Prong Collar

Tips for Prong Collar by iTrainK9 Dog Training The prong collar is a useful tool to help someone gain the control they need over their difficult or challenging dog. It is one of the safest collars you can use although it doesn’t “look” that way. It is designed to protect your dog's trachea. It distributes […]

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