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Work with award-winning author and trainer Annie Phenix. She helps with all behavioral concerns and never uses force, fear, pain, or intimidation.

Month: March 2016

  • Does Your Dog Jump Up? Teach Him to Sit Instead

    Since a dog cannot sit and jump at the same time, teaching this command solves a common problem. One of the most common reasons for pet parents to call a trainer is because their dog jumps up on people. Often I find that clients have been inadvertently reinforcing the “jump up” by yelling at the dog or even…

  • How Can I Stop My Dog From Going Crazy at the Front Door?

    Dogster resident trainer Annie Phenix shares tips for teaching dogs to sit calmly and not bark at arriving guests. Help! My Golden Retriever is perfect in every way but one: She goes bananas whenever anyone comes to our front door. She is never aggressive, but she gets frenzied and jumps all over our guests in…

  • Petition Calls for Cesar Millan to Lose His TV Show — Let’s All Sign It!

    In a recent episode of “Cesar 911,” the TV personality used one of his own pets as bait for an aggressive dog who had killed pigs in the past. Both the pig and the dog suffered. As a professional trainer and someone who deeply loves animals, I have never enjoyed watching Cesar Millan handle dogs.…

  • Petition Calls for Cesar Millan to Lose His TV Show ‘” Let’™s All Sign It!

    In a recent episode of “Cesar 911,” the TV personality used one of his own pets as bait for an aggressive dog who had killed pigs in the past. Both the pig and the dog suffered. As a professional trainer and someone who deeply loves animals, I have never enjoyed watching Cesar Millan handle dogs.…

  • How to Help Your Dog Love Being On Leash

    A leash should be a sign of fun things to come, and it can be if you follow these four tips.   What is the one training tool every dog owner eventually uses? A leash. We also need leashes to keep dogs and humans safe. However, not all dogs understand what a leash is or how we…