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Destructive Doggies – Tips for Survival

By Maureen Patin CPDT-KA, Founder/Head Trainer of What a Great Dog! Training Centers Does your dog get into everything in sight while you’re away? Preventing this takes some time and effort, but with the right strategies you can teach your dog to consistently choose his toys and not yours! Just like toddlers, dogs, especially puppies want to put anything and... Read more
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The Best Way to Handle Puppy Biting

Puppy biting is a 100% natural canine behavior. Its also naturally outgrown as the pup matures. Punishing for puppy biting is not recommended as it puts your pup at an increased risk for developing other behavior problems. If you do a great job of meeting your pup’s needs, you’ll find that excessive puppy biting is greatly minimized.  Follow this handy... Read more
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The Power of the Cookie Jar

By Maureen Patin CPDT-KA Founder/Head Trainer What a Great Dog Training Centers   Setting up treat stations around the house will take your dog training to a whole new level! Being able to quickly reward your dog for around the house behaviors is powerful. This concept also tells your dog that great behavior “could” be rewarded at ANY time, not... Read more
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Our Favorite Things

By Maureen Patin CPDT-KA , Founder / Head Trainer of What a Great Dog! Training Centers Don’t you just love that feeling of finding a great product that really works for your life.  Here at What a Great Dog! our staff of dog nerds is always looking to optimize our lives with dogs. Here are the favorite products that made... Read more
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Is Now the Right Time to Adopt your Next Dog?

By Maureen Patin CPDT-KA ,Founder / Head Trainer of What a Great Dog! Training Centers Some of my fondest childhood memories are times I spent with our family dog. Still as an adult, I look to my dogs for fun, support and companionship. I truly can’t imagine life without them. But, as a prospective new dog owner, its important to pause... Read more
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Keep Your Dogs Safe During the Holiday!

Fireworks and Fido just don’t mix! 🐶 💥 Here are some tips to keep your dogs safe for the 4th of July   🐾 Keep your dog at home while you enjoy the outdoor festivities. Loud noises and big crowds can frighten and/or overwhelm your dog. 🐾 Make sure your dog’s ID tags and microchip numbers are up to date. 🐾 We highly suggest... Read more