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  • Debunking the “Guilty” Look Dogs Give
    Have you heard of “Dog Shaming” or watched a viral video of a dog looking guilty for a mess they made? That “guilty” look is actually an appeasement gesture (or gestures) a dog...
  • He loves his treats but won’t eat his meals!
    Food is a big deal to dogs. I want my dogs to enjoy their training treats, their enrichment AND their meals. Using super yummy training treats is a big boost for your dog’s motivation during training....
  • 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...
  • New Pup and Senior Dog Woes
    Got pup???!!! Adding a pup to your family is an incredibly joyous occasion.  (Yay!)   Unfortunately, issues often arise that put a damper on the fun.  (Boo!)   Difficulties between the new pup and...
  • Training Tips for the Holidays!
    Want to make sure your dog is on his best behavior when guests arrive? Follow these three easy steps.
  • Tethering for Puppy Management
    This short video gives you the pro tips for successfully using tethering in your puppy raising toolkit.  https://youtu.be/tv7RMtOzz4M
  • Pup Out of Water: Creating a Safe and Enriching Environment for Your New Puppy
    By Rhea Northcut CPDT-KA ABCDT Anyone who has recently had a pup knows how much work puppies can be and how they can get into a lot of trouble. The problem with puppies (and dogs) living in our house is...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Raising a Puppy while Social Distancing
    In many ways this can be the ideal time to add a puppy to your family.