Dog Socialization… The Right Way

Socialized Dog: A dog that can listen around other dogs, plays gently, walks on leash without lunging/barking, greets people in a friendly manner, doesn’t mow over the toddler, is comfortable with the fact that people come in many shapes, colors, and scents; and understands the meaning of you can’t have that.

CGC Testing – What It Is & Why We Do It

The American Kennel Club began their Canine Good Citizen program in 1989 as a way to reward dogs who have proven good manners at home and in their communities. Since then, it has become the golden standard for all obedience courses. The Canine Good Citizen test, or CGC, contains 10 subjects that will simulate different day to[…]

Practical Dog Socialization

You may have heard: socializing a dog is a key component to raising a great best friend.  But what is a social dog? Most people seem to think a socialized dog can play with other dogs, but that is way too simple.  In reality we tend to expect a lot more from our dogs. Socialized[…]

Tips for Socializing Your Puppy Series

Article 1: Dog Parks Vs. Other Dog Friendly Spots By: Crystal Dunn, Lead Trainer and Founder Leaps N’ Hounds LLC. Socializing your puppy is probably one of the most important things you can do for them.  It helps stabilize their temperament at an early age, teaches strong social skills that they will use throughout life,[…]