Category: dogtastic

DOOR MANNERS! They are important, for dogs of all sizes! Rushing…

DOOR MANNERS! They are important, for dogs of all sizes! Rushing through the front door is dangerous for a number of different reasons, especially if you live off a busy street, have big dogs that can knock someone over (like kids), have multiple dogs, have an excitable or easily aroused dog… the list goes on! I call this door manners procedure “Open Sesame Sit.” If the dogs are sitting, the door opens sesame, if the dogs get up, the door closes and no sesame. Going outside is contingent on good door manners and sitting patiently. Also, noticed that I require ALL dogs to be sitting, so if one gets up, we start from scratch. I love this video for a number of different reasons. Greta (the shepherd on the right) was smart and the fastest to sit. She has a habit of door dashing so I have been working with her a great deal on not doing that, so she is used to the door routine. But I don’t typically do this with all 3, so she’s not used to sitting for a long time. By contrast, the two dogs on the left are my dogs and I don’t always require them to sit before going outside, so they both look at me like, which time will this be? But once sitting, they are used to sitting and waiting for a release for very long periods, so they have no problem staying put. I really wanted to point this differences out because they are differences in each dog’s expectations and learning experience, NOT traits like pushiness, stubbornness, playing dumb, etc.
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#dogtraining101 #dogtrainingtips #trainingtip #trainingtips #howto #animalplanet #akc #doormanners #dogtraining #positivedogtraining #positivetraining #happylaborday #laborday #training #trainer #dogtrainer #cpdtka #sanluisobispo #slo #slotown #smallbiz #dogtastic @kimberly.a.walker (at San Luis Obispo, California)

Fat or husky? Weight is a touchie subject but I think a very…

Fat or husky? Weight is a touchie subject but I think a very important one for pet ownership. All too often fluffy dog owners attribute their dog’s bulk to big breed, big bones, of a fluffy coat. And while huskies, malamutes, Aussies, Goldens, and other breeds DO have long or fluffy coats, it’s important for your dog’s health, joints, and longevity that you keep their weight down and realize what is fluff and what is fat. The malamute shown is very overweight, notice how he is very boxy or rectangular shaped and he has no waist (even boys should have waist lines!). We all love our dogs and recognize that the lifespan of a dog is way too short, but keeping your dog at a healthy weight is one really easy way to help improve the quality of your dog’s life.
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#slimdown #weight #getfit #summertrim #weightloss #health #weightgoals #notbigboned #doggieweightloss #doggiediet #husky #huskiesofinstagram #fluffypuppy #fluffypack #fluffy #fluffydog #alaskanmalamute #malamute #malamutesofinstagram #aussiesofinstagram #goldensofinstagram #dogtastic (at Westwood Village, California)

Had a great first night of class for the Barkaholics practice…

Had a great first night of class for the Barkaholics practice group last night! All the dogs were rock stars and worked really hard at NOT barking at all the other dogs around! ??
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#barkaholics #reactive #reactivedog #reactiverovers #barking #dogtraining #positivetraining #gsd #gsdsofinstagram #aussiesofinstagram #aussies #goldendoodle #goldendoodlesofinstagram #lab #labsofinstagram #pitties #pittiesofig #dogtastic (at San Luis Obispo, California)

Want a quick way to make your dog’s food super yum?! When…

Want a quick way to make your dog’s food super yum?! When I’m finished with a peanut butter jar (that has NO sugar or xylitol! Very bad for dogs), I put some warm water in the jar and swish it around. This cleans the jar (better for recycling) and makes peanut butter flavored water (PB juice). Pour over your dog’s kibble for an extra yummy meal! A few tips… don’t feed your dog if the water is still really hot. A few shakes in, unscrew the lid to release the pressure from the warm water. Also, be sure to shake with both hands to help strengthen your less dominant hand! ??
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#quicktip #tipoftheday #dogfood #kibble #goodfood #nutrition #pb #peanutbutter #dogrecipes #dogtastic (at Old Edna)

Her cone head Leave It makes me laugh SO hard! ?? Riley is…

Her cone head Leave It makes me laugh SO hard! ?? Riley is feeling better and a little cooped up (although her leg is most definitely NOT ready for raging!) So I’ve been doing some stationary training and brain games to keep her busy.
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#conehead #postop #recovery #tplo #rehab #braingames #mentalstimulation #leaveit #dogtraining #positivetraining #rottweiler #rottie #rottielove #rottweilertraining #rottweilersofinstagram #dogtastic (at San Luis Obispo, California)

When should you start training your puppy? Right away!…

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When should you start training your puppy? Right away! Here’s Steele learning the basics of Leave It at 10 weeks!
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#bordercollie #bordercollies #bordercolliepuppy #bordercolliesoftheworld #bcpuppy #bcs #herdingdog #leaveit #basictraining #puppytraining #training #trainer #10weeks #dogtastic @thesteelefox (at San Luis Obispo, California)

It’s a bird! ? It’s a plane! ✈️ It’s a rocket…

It’s a bird! ? It’s a plane! ✈️ It’s a rocket recall puppy! ??
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Do you wish your puppy would run like this to you instead of running away? Dogtastic is now enrolling in our Rapid Recallers/Joyful Jumpers class designed to address two common behavior problems, slow recalls and excessive jumping on people.
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Email dogtatsictraining@gmail.com to register, or see our website www.dogtastictraining.com for more class information. Classes take place in San Luis Obispo, CA.
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#nowenrolling #class #classes #classtime #backtoschool #dogtraining #training #dogtrainer #trainer #positivetraining #recall #comewhencalled #jumping #behaviorproblems #sanluisobispo #slotown #arroyogrande #ag #centralcoast #slo #dogtastic

Startig to teach puppy Dex to bow!…

Startig to teach puppy Dex to bow!
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#bow #tricks #akctricks #trickdog #tricktraining #akc #poodle #trainer #training #dogtraining #positivedogtraining #minipoodle #miniaturepoodle #chocolatepoodle #poodlesofficial #poodlesofinstagram #sanluisobispo #slotown #dogtastic

Is it ok to play tug with your dog? . Yes. Yes. YES….

Is it ok to play tug with your dog?
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Yes. Yes. YES. Absolutely!
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So many clients ask me if it’s ok to play tug with their dog and the answer is yes, absolutely. In fact, I think tug is one of be best possible games you can play with your dog. And, dogs of all ages and sizes can play, as evidenced by this mini poodle puppy’s stellar game of tug!
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It will not make your dog more aggressive (dogs with low impulse control and young puppies might get over-excited and so you’ll have to play a more mellow game). I let the dog win more times than not, I wait for the dog to bring me the toy, and then I make the toy very exciting. Tug is a great game because it’s a game that focuses on engagement with you… you make the game happen.
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#tug #tugofwar #games #doggames #traininggames #training #dogtraining #aggression #positivedogtraining #minipoodle #miniaturepoodle #chocolatepoodle #poodlesofficial #poodlesofinstagram #sanluisobispo #slotown #dogtastic

Working on some post-surgery rehab with Riley… it’s…

Working on some post-surgery rehab with Riley… it’s physical therapy for dogs! She is only a few days out of surgery so this is VERY light and careful. But her back leg muscles have been atrophying from lack of use ever since she tore her ligaments, so these exercises will help her rebuild muscle to help stabilize the knee. Here all I’m trying to get her to do is back up. You can’t see, but there is a treat in my right hand that I’m using to push her backwards. Right now just one or two steps backwards are hard for her, so a little step is all I ask, then reward and give her a break. I only did this 3x total in this session and then stopped for the night.
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#rehab #rehabtime #rehabstartsnow #physicaltherapy #pt #ptfordogs #physicaltherapyfordogs #rottweiler #rottiesofinstagram #rottweilersofinstagram #conehead #dogtastic