Susan Garrett’s Dog Training Blog

Help! My Dog Hates His Nails Cut … What Do I Do?

Trimming toenails is always a HOT topic for all of us who live with dogs and want the best for them. But what if you dog HATES having his nails cut? What if he is terrified? What if attempting to do so is a danger to him and to you? This is something I've experienced first hand. Learn how to help your dog put his fear of nail trimming behind and how to lessen the trauma for both of you.

2020-01-24T00:24:20-04:00January 23rd, 2020|18 Comments

Vlog: Important Whys and Hows of Exercising Our Dogs

As committed dog owners, we all know the importance of exercising our dogs minds and bodies for their well being, and so they have the best life possible. Studies have shown that exercise is a common factor in the longevity of dogs. My friend, Rodney [...]

2020-01-10T21:46:17-04:00September 19th, 2019|25 Comments

Planning for a Successful Shaping Session with Your Dog

Last week we looked at creating a positive experience when visiting the vet. This includes shaping our dogs to cooperate in their own care.  Over the years on my blog, I've written a lot about the benefits of shaping. I've even included a video of [...]

2019-09-13T06:55:29-04:00September 12th, 2019|4 Comments

Gimmie Dat Tug! The Out Release … It’s Just Dog Training

Over the years, I've written a lot about tugging. It has almost always been from the perspective of helping people and dogs embrace and enjoy the game. Lately though we have seen a shift... we used to seldom see questions about dogs who loved tugging [...]

2020-01-10T21:42:24-04:00August 8th, 2019|23 Comments

Vlog: Are You Ready for a Philosophical Flip in Your Dog Training?

Is there a dog training frustration you would like to completely change? Something that annoys you over and over but your dog never seems to "get it" and behave how you want?  I want you to consider with me what it would look like if [...]

2020-01-10T21:39:39-04:00July 5th, 2019|8 Comments

Changing Lives for Dogs: Recallers Video Contest 2019 Winners Announced!

Tater has been enjoying all the videos! Recallers 2019 Video Contest Winners 2019 has just seen our 9th video contest for Recallers, and soon we will be opening the door to the 10th year of our foundational and transformational program. Our video contest [...]

2020-01-10T22:10:44-04:00July 1st, 2019|9 Comments