August 30, 2017

Regardless of what you want to improve and accomplish with your dog, everything starts with structured exercise. I cannot emphasize this enough for dog owners. 

*Structured exercise is where we build leadership.

*Structured exercise is where we build trust. 

*Structured e...

August 29, 2017

We are all aware of the dangers of dogs eating foreign objects: socks, plastic baggies, rocks, kids' toys, pieces of furniture, unsafe dog toys, etc but what about SAND? 

Sand impaction can be a very serious condition for a dog (life threatening) and can happen qui...

April 24, 2017

Considering a board and train program with Dave & Allegiant K9s or someone else? This blog is worth the read:

Board and Train training provides the most consistent, efficient, and thorough training possible that produces the most reliable results for owners and their do...

March 23, 2017

Dogs parks seem like such an idyllic place for dogs: lots of room to roam and plenty of doggie friends to meet; not to mention its pretty cool for us humans to meet other dog owners. While the allure of dog parks is strong, they are actually a very bad idea in my opini...

March 6, 2017

True Story: I was at a Charlotte, NC local hiking trail (different day then the picture) with a dog in training for dog reactivity. The dog in training was ON LEASH. I also had my two personal Pit bulls with me for part of the rehabilitation process and they were off l...

February 12, 2017

Have a high energy/high drive dog? I always remind my clients, "You build your own beast." You won't find a bigger proponent of exercise for dogs than me and while exercise is really important, especially for high energy dogs, it is still a good idea to teach dogs how...

January 14, 2017

Let me first say, you do not need a trainer or behaviorist to help you with potty training. You simply need this article!

Whether you just got a new puppy, rescued an adult dog or have had a dog for years, one thing is for sure: you want to make sure your 4-legged buddy...

November 28, 2016

You are looking at a dog that was severely abused. You are looking at a dog that was at a high kill shelter. You are looking at a street stray. You are looking at a dog that was highly fear aggressive. We are the unwanted... the shelter dogs. 

So the...

November 8, 2016

So there it is... you have worked with your dog and its training on a regular basis. You have been consistent, patient, and thorough. You have even hired a trainer! Yet... sometimes things are still not perfect. Fido's recall (coming when called) isn't always a "bee li...