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by Angie Ade on 10/25/16

10 Best Training tips

Whether you train your new puppy or dog yourself, take classes, or hire a private trainer, some basic training tips should be tackled right out of the gate.

Ok, he's finally home. Training needs to begin immediately, considering the new pattern on the rug, not to mention the dog's breakfast he's made of your new Manolo Blahnik strappy sandals. But where should you start?

Whether you train your new puppy or dog yourself, take classes, or hire a private trainer, some basic training tips should be tackled right out of the gate. These top 10 tips from professional dog trainers at the top of their game will help get you going.

Aside: When your puppy is old enough, think about getting him or her neutered or spayed, likewise if you adopt a dog. A neutered or spayed dog is more docile, less aggressive, and may be more open to successful training.

Top 10 training tips


  1. Choose your dog's name wisely and be respectful of it. Of course you'll want to pick a name for your new puppy or dog that you love, but for the purposes of training it also helps to consider a short name ending with a strong consonant. This allows you to say his name so that he can always hear it clearly. A strong ending (i.e. Jasper, Jack, Ginger) perks up puppy ears—especially when you place a strong emphasize at the end.

    If he's an older dog, he's probably used to his name; however, changing it isn't out of the question. If he's from a shelter, they may neglect to tell you that he has a temporary name assigned to him by staff. If he's from a breeder, he'll come to you with a long name, which you may want to shorten, or change. And if he's coming out of an abusive situation, a new name may represent a fresh start. But we're lucky: dogs are extremely adaptable. And soon enough, if you use it consistently, he will respond to his new name.

    New name or old, as much as possible, associate it with pleasant, fun things, rather than negative. The goal is for him to think of his name the same way he thinks of other great stuff in his life, like "walk," "cookie," or "dinner!"
  2. Decide on the "house rules." Before he comes home, decide what he can and can't do. Is he allowed on the bed or the furniture? Are parts of the house off limits? Will he have his own chair at your dining table? If the rules are settled on early, you can avoid confusion for both of you.
  3. Set up his private den. He needs "a room of his own." From the earliest possible moment give your pup or dog his own, private sleeping place that's not used by anyone else in the family, or another pet. He'll benefit from short periods left alone in the comfort and safety of his den. Reward him if he remains relaxed and quiet. His den, which is often a crate, will also be a valuable tool for housetraining.
  4. Help him relax when he comes home. When your puppy gets home, give him a warm hot water bottle and put a ticking clock near his sleeping area. This imitates the heat and heartbeat of his litter mates and will soothe him in his new environment. This may be even more important for a new dog from a busy, loud shelter who's had a rough time early on. Whatever you can do to help him get comfortable in his new home will be good for both of you.
  5. Teach him to come when called. Come Jasper! Good boy! Teaching him to come is the command to be mastered first and foremost. And since he'll be coming to you, your alpha status will be reinforced. Get on his level and tell him to come using his name. When he does, make a big deal using positive reinforcement. Then try it when he's busy with something interesting. You'll really see the benefits of perfecting this command early as he gets older.
  6. Reward his good behavior. Reward your puppy or dog's good behavior with positive reinforcement. Use treats, toys, love, or heaps of praise. Let him know when's he's getting it right. Likewise, never reward bad behaviour; it'll only confuse him.
  7. Take care of the jump up. Puppies love to jump up in greeting. Don't reprimand him, just ignore his behavior and wait 'til he settles down before giving positive reinforcement. Never encourage jumping behavior by patting or praising your dog when he's in a "jumping up" position. Turn your back on him and pay him no attention.
  8. Teach him on "dog time." Puppies and dogs live in the moment. Two minutes after they've done something, it's forgotten about. When he's doing something bad, try your chosen training technique right away so he has a chance to make the association between the behavior and the correction. Consistent repetition will reinforce what's he's learned.
  9. Discourage him from biting or nipping. Instead of scolding him, a great way to put off your mouthy canine is to pretend that you're in great pain when he's biting or nipping you. He'll be so surprised he's likely to stop immediately. If this doesn't work, try trading a chew toy for your hand or pant leg. The swap trick also works when he's into your favorite shoes. He'll prefer a toy or bone anyway. If all else fails, break up the biting behavior, and then just ignore him.
  10. End training sessions on a positive note. Excellent boy! Good job, Jasper! He's worked hard to please you throughout the training. Leave him with lots of praise, a treat, some petting, or five minutes of play. This guarantees he'll show up at his next class with his tail wagging—ready to work!

Yay! Friday!

by Angie Ade on 10/14/16


by Angie Ade on 10/14/16


by Angie Ade on 10/13/16

Chubb's and CBD...What a difference !

by Angie Ade on 10/13/16



Just took Chubbs and the Crew home ... Had him and his Crew , Chewi and Whiskey for a overnight , due to parents were having a get together with guests last night  :) Wow, I remember when I first trained Chubbs, in 2009 .. so long ago.. I was homeless and sometimes staying on my friends floor... My Honda Pilot at the time , had advertisement on it and I had a website, and going to ABC online school for dog training, also well known already in Venice as a local, so I knew the boardwalk and the dog park and talked with many people and Chubb's dad was one. Wow! 8 yrs ago ... How time really flys when having fun ...  Lol... Chubb's would jump up on people walking by with a soda "Hey , can I have some of that", ugh ... Chubb's ! He didn't like skateboards , people running , people with hats , glasses, backpack wearer's , other dogs on leash ... He has come a long way since then... He had a spout this summer of not wanting to walk , looking depressed and getting bigger and bigger... his dad got him CBD... I cant believe the difference , when I saw him the other day I was in awe and said to client , "Wow, he is a different dog , like he is two again "... he was pulling choking himself to see me ... I've never seen anything like it. I'm not here to promote this company, but now I have another client who has ordered this for his dog with Lymphoma 9 yr old Dakota...I can see the brightness back in Chubb's eyes... so cool ! :) 

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by Angie Ade on 10/11/16

Right! Awwww!

by Angie Ade on 10/11/16

Who has a dog like this !

by Angie Ade on 10/11/16

Having A Bad Day , Look at this dog ...

by Angie Ade on 10/05/16

It's Fall!!!!

by Angie Ade on 10/05/16

It's Friday!

by Angie Ade on 04/29/16

A Day of a Dog !

by Angie Ade on 04/28/16

I lie belly-up
In the sunshine, happier than
You ever will be.

Today I sniffed
Many dog butts—I celebrate
By kissing your face.

I sound the alarm!
Paperboy—come to kill us all —
Look! Look! Look! Look! Look!

I sound the alarm!
Garbage man—come to kill us all —
Look! Look! Look! Look! Look!

I lift my leg and
Whiz on each bush. Hello, Spot—
Sniff this and weep.

I Hate my choke chain—
Look, world, they strangle me! Ack
Ack Ack Ack Ack Ack!

Sleeping here, my chin
On your foot—no greater bliss—well,
Maybe catching cats.

Look in my eyes and
Deny it. No human could
Love you as much as I do.



by Angie Ade on 04/28/16


by Angie Ade on 04/27/16

Research — T-Regulatory Cells In The Immune System

by Angie Ade on 04/27/16

(March 15, 2016 From HeraldSun by Cheryl Balfour, Melbourne Leader)

MELBOURNE scientists say a new canine cancer trial has produced exciting results that could lead to a breakthrough in human treatment.

Dr. Noam Pik, head of the veterinary division at West Melbourne biotechnology research group Biotempus is leading the free clinical trial and said early results were “mind-blowing”.

“If this trial proves effective, we plan to offer this service to canine patients within 24 months and then continue to humans,” Dr. Pik said.

The 12-month trial, which is being conducted at 20 veterinary clinics around Australia, was launched in December and according to Dr. Pik, several dogs had already shown signs of remission.

Dr Pik said dogs were given a single dose of chemotherapy — a tablet — that did not target the tumour, but attacked (T-Regulatory) cells within the patient’s own immune system.

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